Category Archives: POOLE

Researching a Funeral Notice: Herbert William POOLE (d. 1901)

For the past ten days, many vital tasks (none of them even remotely concerned with genealogy) have demanded my attention. For me, a day without research or writing is like a day without sunshine, so by last night I was more than a little … Continue reading

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It Takes A Global Village

Genealogists spend a lot of time alone, whether online looking at digital records, in repositories scrolling through microfilmed documents or in their attics sifting through family papers and photos. But genealogy at its most productive and enjoyable is a collaborative undertaking. The past couple of weeks have … Continue reading

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Finding Maiden Names (Part 1): William POOLE’s Family

A much-discussed topic among genealogists and the subject of numerous books and classes is the difficulty of finding the maiden names of female ancestors, particularly in the U. S. and the U. K. It can often feel as if these women didn’t exist until … Continue reading

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