Author Archives: Cathy von Hassel-Davies

About Cathy von Hassel-Davies

I am a German born Yankee living under Carolina blue and loving it.

Still Under Construction

Digging Up Your Roots is coming back but we are currently under construction. I spent the long winter months taking the Boston University Genealogy Certificate course. It was hard and very time consuming, but oh so worth it. There were … Continue reading

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Organizing with ARC

I wanted to write about a notebook system that I really like. It is very customizable for anything you may need. If you want to use them as your day planner it works equally well. This is the ARC system … Continue reading

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Livescribe Sky Pen

A few weeks ago I did a post on the Livescribe*** (referral link, see bottom of post for explanation) pen. I currently use the Echo and have been using their pens since the beginning. Well in a moment of being blonde, I … Continue reading

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We Have a Winner!

  We have a winner!!! Barbara Munson you have won the 2012 Windows version of Family Tree Maker. Check your email for the license number and a download link. If you don’t see it in your inbox make sure to … Continue reading

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CELEBRATION! and Giveaway!

In order to celebrate the opening of von Hassel Genealogy I am giving away one 2012 Family Tree Maker for Windows. In order to qualify you must comment and tell me what are you currently using to keep track of … Continue reading

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Livescribe

I said I was going to do a post on apps and software, but Livescribe is so fantastic for so many things it will take up a whole post. What is Livescribe you ask? First I must say, I do … Continue reading

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Organizing Your Research – Computer Files

You had a few days to ease your way into downloading the software you are going to use and to do some searching. Now you need to do something with all those online documents, pictures or whatever else you managed … Continue reading

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Looking for Your Family

Are you interested in finding out your family history but do not know where to turn. Is this your first time researching your family tree and digging into your roots? Here are some helpful guidelines for you. A great place … Continue reading

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Pitfalls of Research

Genealogy is very time-consuming, research intensive and the inconsistencies can drive you batty. For example; when I research families I begin with a preliminary search in the Census and birth/death/marriage records among other sources. Once I have this information I … Continue reading

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