Genealogy Friday: Chasing Rabbit Trails

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In genealogy it is very easy to go chasing rabbit trails. So what does this mean? For example, last weekend I went to the library looking for obituaries on a specific family to further my research. However, reading one of … Continued

Genealogy Friday: You Never Know Whom You Will Meet

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When researching family history you never know whom you will meet, or where you will meet them. Recently I was in the library scanning through various reels of newspaper microfilm.  I looked over at the screen of the woman researching … Continued

Genealogy Friday: The Dash Matters

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In genealogy we often see dates written as 1865-1932 or May 5, 1865-June 3, 1932. As genealogists we often focus on the two dates that are provided, the birth and death date {or year} for our ancestor. However, what about … Continued