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2015 Trip to Italy
So that would not feel so old, we went to visit the Amalfi Coast and then celebrated my birthday in Rome, where I was relatively young by comparison. A small collections of photos have been posted at https://picasaweb.google.com/106977842858728492652/2015Italy02?authuser=0&feat=directlinkTwo new travel programs are under developmentWander the Amalfi Coast and Capri is scheduled on November 20, 2015 for the Friends of the Downers Grove Public Library - We visit Sorrento, Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, and Positano as well as Anacapri.Wander Around Rome is scheduled for April 15, 2016.While we try to visit the major sites we often wander the back streets and alleys getting there and like to share our photos ...
Posted Nov 2, 2015, 9:44 AM by Jeffrey Bockman
Missing but still in action
From the website I know it does not look like I have been
doing much. For the past six months I have actually been doing what I have been
asking people to do for years, writing their family stories.
Last November my father-in-law passed away and I took a 20
year old interview about his World War II experiences, done for the local
genealogy society, and expanded it to include his career with Eastern Airlines
and his retirement.
The story about my “brickwall” grandfather Alvar Bockman who
left the family when my father was five has turned into a 45 page document about
his parent’s life in Denmark, coming to Central America banana plantation, getting
married in ...
Posted May 19, 2015, 10:00 AM by Jeffrey Bockman
Living With Brick Walls
My article Living With Brick Walls that was originally published in Heritage Quest Magazine, Issue #82 - July/August 1999, page 24 has been added to Genealogy According to Jeff.Genealogy Brick Walls are problems that you may need to live with for many years. By their nature they will not be quickly resolved. There are many techniques that can both help you possibly solve them but also enable you to put them away and then get started again without having to begin back at the beginning.Additional updates about the developments in my Johnson Family research will be upcoming.
Posted May 19, 2015, 9:57 AM by Jeffrey Bockman
Drilling Down for DNA
My article Drilling Down for DNA that was originally published in the Everton's Genealogical Helper September/October 2007 issue on page 28 has been added to Genealogy According to Jeff.It encourages using Y-DNA testing along with research to verify family questions. It also encourages good research to help identify potential candidates for Surname DNA projects.Additional updates about the developments in my Johnson Family research will be upcoming.
Posted May 19, 2015, 9:58 AM by Jeffrey Bockman
Building A Single Family Tree
My good friend Leland Meitzler just posted the following article at his Genealogy Blog. Identity Theft issues are also addressed in the letter.An Open Letter to Leaders in the Online Family Tree BusinessFiled in Internet Genealogical Research, Internet Tech, Online Databases on Feb.17, 2014Last October, my good friend Jeff Bockman sent the following letter to a number of the folks in leadership positions within the genealogical community. I haven’t heard that he’s received a response from anyone, but he shared the letter with me – giving me permission to post it on this blog.For many years now, Jeff has been looking to the future of genealogy. In fact, I’ve published two articles written ...
Posted Feb 17, 2014, 8:37 PM by Jeffrey Bockman
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