Category: Genealogy

Transcend USB Flash Drive by Anton Fomkin, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Portable Freeware for Genealogy

Some people contribute to society by volunteering at a church, sporting club or soup kitchen, some people create free websites to help many people share their genealogy and others use their computer skills to...

records en blanc i negre by art_es_anna, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Getting Around the Brick Wall

Last week I was asked for some hints on locating a specific person who was born in about 1800. This made me think about what general hints I would give to someone who has...

Community by Jeff Kubina, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 1

Why Genealogy Matters

Genealogy has undoubtedly experienced a rebirth in recent decades. The proliferation of online resources and the vast opportunities for crowdsourcing to expand one’s ancestral knowledge underscores the popularity boom that genealogy has experienced.  Currently,...

TeamWork by Luigi Mengato, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

My Ancestors Taught Me How to Share

It didn’t always, but today my genealogy research always includes finding out as much as I can about the descendants of my ancestors. I attempt to include information as far down as the great...

SCVA Drum Corps at Huntington Beach, photo courtesy Orange County Archives. 0

War Pensions as a Genealogical Resource

When researching ancestors who were enlisted in the armed services, certain documents can shed some light on their military and personal lives. Along with the National Archives and Records administration website, genealogy sites like...

48Sheet billboard art project - Birmingham - High Street Deritend - Digbeth - Obituary by ell brown, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Obits as Research Tools

One of the most helpful documents readily available to the amateur genealogical researcher, and often an underappreciated source of information in constructing a family tree, is the obituary. Basically a posthumous news article, obituaries...

x

Register A New Account

Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Login