Sunday, May 10, 2015

I'm recommending this article

Microsoft Word - Why Should I Visit the Family History Center.docx - Why-Should-I-Visit-the-Family-History-Center.pdf

This is an excellent article!  I think even a family history consultant on the Family History Staff would agree with my estimation.

If you do choose to read this, expect to learn more than you expected about research, about having a dedicated place to go and do your family history, (dedicated times, as well), and about the value of having other people listen to you talk about your genealogy.  Not just your challenges and brick walls, but they will listen to your triumphs and care!  And then there's the old maxim about: "Two heads are better than one".  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Where Did My Ancestors Really Live - GHL Blog – GHL Blog

Where Did My Ancestors Really Live - GHL Blog – GHL Blog

If you are researching in North Carolina, you will want to follow this blog.  It's also a great idea to read blogs from any library that features a genealogy collection or department.  You can get an education that way, if you're not careful!  


This particular article begins with a question, "Where Did My Ancestors Really Live"?  If you are new to genealogy, you will quickly realize that some ancestors were constantly moving!  Why did they move?  What were some of the migration routes they utilized?

Even if your ancestor didn't move, but lived in the same house his whole life, it is possible that he still lived in three different counties.  Click on the link above (the GHL Blog) and find out how that was possible!  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

US, UK, Irish and Australian records | findmypast.com

US, UK, Irish and Australian records | findmypast.com

Read What is PERSI? at this link.  Then, go on to the second question, How Do I Get Copies of the Full Articles?  Historical information makes a colorful backdrop for you ancestors' story.  The Website, "findmypast.com" is continuing to grow in the scope of the records offered, but also in the scope of information and news about the sources we need to research our families.

It's been several (or is it "many") years since I've utilized PERSI.  I went as far as ordering copies of a couple of articles but have long since lost track of them; nor do I remember the content and application.  Since I can search PERSI for free in a number of locations online, I should go back and try again to find several articles for my research interests and locations.

As mentioned in the findmypast.com article, the options for retrieving pertinent articles have increased over the last few years. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday, April 06, 2015

Jackson County, Georgia Genealogy | Learn | FamilySearch.org

Jackson County, Georgia Genealogy | Learn | FamilySearch.org

I've found yet another way to see what records have been published at FamilySearch.org!  Look carefully at the example above, at all the wonderful information one can find at the FamilySearch Wiki.  Yes, indeed, I'm smiling...




Givens Family Genealogy: Biographies, Census, Crests, Histories. Trees, and Vital Records

Givens Family Genealogy: Biographies, Census, Crests, Histories. Trees, and Vital Records

I forgot about the Surname Directory at Linkpendium!  Well, obviously, I only forgot about it, temporarily, but I looked for my Givens and if you click above, you can see an example of what this section looks at.

Linkpendium

Linkpendium  

This is one free resource that I haven't talked about, recently.  The people who run this site are more than competent to do so.  I wouldn't call them the average volunteers.  Read about where they've been and what they've done on the "About Us" page.

Try the "State by State" search feature and if you find broken links, please report them to the team!