Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Hack Genealogy

Hack Genealogy

Here's a graphically fun website, with so much information you will want to celebrate!  Bookmark this one as you will return often, not only to read current info but to search their archives.

Class Notes 3

Intro to Beyond Basic Genealogy

1. You didn’t need to sign up for this class because it’s all on the Internet. T or F

2. Genetic testing brings families together. T or F

3. All I need to find stuff on the Internet is the search engine, “GOOGLE”. T or F
The groundwork for building a family tree-house is all about obtaining vital event information for your ancestor.

The first step by which you may identify your ancestor is his or her correct name.

Given name = First Name + Middle Name.
What’s in a Sur-Name?
A Rose by any other name?
Would Smell as Sweet?

Articles about this topic: Kimberly Powell is a well-known and dependable authority whose links can help you find articles. She was a blogger before we knew what bloggers were! About.com hosts her forum:

Another well-known source is Cyndi Howells: ; use search box at top right of page or search under categories.
Second Step in establishing the correct identity for your ancestor is obtaining the date and place for his vital life events (BMD's). Again, be as accurate as you can be. The experienced genealogist will tell you that this step becomes more important as times go on and that revision is frequently necessary.

Third Step: Relationships are KEY! Was your grandfather the oldest child in his family? Or the youngest? Did he have more than one wife? Who were his siblings? Where did his mother and father come from? Who lived next door? Who did he hang around with? A favorite cousin?

Other identifiers might include: nationality, ethnicity, heritage, culture, occupation, military service, education, religion, appearance, health factors, and residences.

What about BMD's?