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David Wardell
Williamsburg, VA
David Wardell has been active in genealogical and historical research for over 30 years.
Interests: Genealogy, Family History, Digital Imaging, Videography, Record Preservation, Photography, Computer Science
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A journal contains daily or weekly entries of what you are experiencing now. It should be a tool to help you start keeping a record of meaningful experiences. The following are things to include in a personal journal (Compiled from the article by President Spencer W. Kimball, “The Angels May... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Family History Notes
Name: Your name in full, together with any other names (and nicknames) by which you may have been known. Birth: Day, month, year; house or hospital where born; town, county, state or country; circumstances surrounding. Father: His name; date and place of his birth; name of his father; maiden name... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Family History Notes
If you could share one story about your grandma, what would it be? FamilySearch is asking people throughout the world to respond to as part of its worldwide media campaign, 20-30 September, 2014. FamilySearch is seeking 10,000 stories in 10 days to kick off a global initiative where descendants are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Family History Notes
via Professor Thomas discusses the limitations of DNA-based genealogy. Whatever your views, worth reading. Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 26, 2013 at Family History Notes
Your birth: when, where, parents, surrounding circumstances and conditions. Your childhood: health, diseases, accidents, playmates, trips, associations with your brothers and sisters, unusual happenings, visitors in your home, visits to grandparents, relatives you remember, religion in your home, financial condition of parents. Your brothers and sisters: names, date of birth,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at Family History Notes
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Jun 3, 2011
The public library in Lancashire, England is a well-funded and progressive organization. They have a policy of offering library cards to anyone who requests one--you do not have to live in Lancashire or even be a resident of the UK. Their online collection includes a number of resources useful in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at Family History Notes
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good" - 1 Thess 5:21 Over the years I've applied time to the study of numerous family histories. There is much to recommend them, for history is largely composed of the testimonies of eyewitnesses, and much of our personal history comes through... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Family History Notes
Here is a recent (October 25, 2010) presentation summary from Salt Lake regarding the future they envision for Click here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Family History Notes
You'll be interested in Gary T. Wright's paper on digital preservation. Gary is a FamilySearch employee and offers many helpful suggestions. The paper may be accessed here, and my comments are below. Gary, Many thanks for your excellent paper and your thoughtful contribution. A few suggestions you may want to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Family History Notes
It's been a long time since most of us received a real letter by mail. E-mail has pushed most non-business letter-writing to the background. You would think that communication might have improved in the e-mail era. Frequently this isn't so. E-mail has become an excuse for sloppy writing, incomplete sentences,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Family History Notes
"I don't have time to worry about photographs! I've taken some myself and collected others from parents and other family. It just isn't important." Think again. If you're serious about family history, you need to put the day-to-day cares of life aside at least for a while and focus on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at Family History Notes
About 1996 I was an early pioneer of making family history available online ( Seems commonplace these days, but it was new and unique for the time. I might do it different now, as privacy concerns are much more defined in recent years, and I while I was preparing all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at Family History Notes
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Posted Sep 30, 2010 at Family History Notes
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Posted Jun 3, 2010 at Family History Notes