I started off with what seemed like a simple question:  Which states have the greatest coverage of professional genealogists, and which have the least? It sounds like a simple enough question.  The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) has an online membership directory.  Each member can list a profile describing his/her specialties, including up to twelve [...]

As genealogists in New England we are all familiar with the story of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay, the pilgrim separatists and the puritans, of Governors Bradford and Winthrop, of the Great Migration, and of the vast chronicle from the Mayflower to Bunker Hill and beyond. But what about New Hampshire?  I think sometimes many consider [...]

We've all heard of the famous Rorschach test, where the subject is shown an inkblot, essentially a random splatter of ink, and asked to tell what it looks like to him.   Different people will see different things, and (so the theory goes) reveal insights about their personality. Genealogical research is nothing like this.  We work [...]

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