Genealogy Friday: 16 Places for Searching Offline Records in Family History

With Ancestry.com, Fold 3, FindAGrave, Newspapers.com and FamilySearch.org there are numerous genealogy records now available online.  These are wonderful, saves time and has increased an interest in family history. However, there are numerous records that are still not available online. … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 9 Places to search for records before Vital Records

    Vital records were not standardized until the early 20th century.  For most states this occurred from 1910-1920, but some states may be earlier or later. What are vital records?   Birth certificates, marriage records and death certificates So how … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 12 Tips Those Pesky Brick Walls

      We all have brick walls we want to bust through in our genealogy research.  I shared a few ways to find an elusive ancestor last week. What are some other ways to break through those pesky brick … Continued

5 Places to find a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

Genealogists enjoy helping one another.   They are often willing to help with generating ideas or to conduct research if you live in another locality. In the genealogy community this is referred to as Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness {RAOGK}. This … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Creating a Timeline for your Ancestor

I love to create a timeline for my ancestors.  This way I am able to map out their life events and locations.  This helps me to understand and visualize these events. I also incorporate specific events in the lives of … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Chronicling America online newspaper

Chronicling America is the online newspaper available through the Library of Congress. This website is a great resource and has newspapers from 1836-1922 across the country that are available. Why are the newspapers only through 1922?  Because these are in … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 10 Family Inspired Wedding Ideas

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      I recently saw an article where the individual mentioned printing wedding pictures of both the bride and grooms parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great great grandparents and incorporating them into the décor of the wedding. This got … Continued