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January 8, 2017 By: Patty Lesondak
GPS makes finding Cemeteries easier
Computers and high-tech tools make our searches easier, than the old fashion way of hunting in a maze.  Of course to many it was gathering clues and solving a mystery, and to others a true challenge.  It is a whoo-pee! moment when a genealogist discovers an ancestor's grave.
GPS stands for Global Positioning System.  Most phones now have GPS programs.  Not all cemeteries are mapped for GPS and that is where volunteers are needed to come in to read and map the old cemeteries.  You can check WV culture site and FindAGrave to find cemeteries that already have GPS coordinates.  

December 29, 2016 By: Patty Lesondak
Our FaceBook site
Many people do not like Face Book and we respect that.  It is a way we can share history and pictures to many.  We are hopeful it is a tool that we can use to interest more people about their family roots and the local history.  Today I'm going to post pictures of Hacker's Creek and give a short history.  Many people don't realize the Hacker's Creek area was the beginnings of many settlers going to other parts of the state.  It is an area full of wonderful history, but also Lewis County has a wealth of interesting history.  Our page is https://www.facebook.com/hackerscreek/
December 22, 2016 By: Patty Lesondak
Where's my File?
Lots of beginning researchers believe there is a family file out there, just waiting to be found.  It will have all the family history data you need ready to digest and file.  Suggestion:  Don't walk up to a serious genealogist and ask" Where did you find your file?"  They probably will say "What are you talking about? This is at least 23 years of serious research! You have to do it yourself, you dweeb!"  Don't get me wrong, genealogist are willing to share and help, but you have to research and create your own file.  It is a never ending cycle, but a very rewarding hobby.
December 21, 2016 By: Patty Lesondak
Fuzzy Relationships
Can you relate to parents, grandparents and great grandparents?  After the great grandparents it becomes a fuzzy relationship.  That is what genealogy is all about.  It helps you learn and research about your deeper family roots.  In genealogyland through research and connections you can learn and relate to  great-great-great Aunt Sally.