Genealogy Friday: What is the Circumstantial Evidence?

Last week, I shared about my trouble with a brick wall. This week, I want to share more of the story. I kept finding a 1870 Census record for an Ario Davis, but he lived with no parents. My information … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Don’t Give up on Those Brick Walls

We all have brick walls we want to break through.   Some seem nearly impossible to break through. I had one just like that.   For 25 years I looked for the parents of my GG-Grandfather. All I had to go on … Continued

Happy 4th of July

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The 4th of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The signing of this document declared the British colonies a new nation and affirmed our independence from the British Empire. The area that … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Creating a Timeline for a Major Event

I’ve shared in the past about creating a timeline and mapping ancestors.  But, what if you need to go a step further? What if you’re like me and need to figure out when a specific event occurred? Below is a … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Search Ethnic Cluster Groups

Often when people emigrated from another country, they would join family that had already come to the new country. Many of these ethnic groups lived in clusters.  We’ve all heard of Chinatown.  This is a popular tourists attraction now, but … Continued

When an Ancestor is buried on Private Property

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I have several ancestors buried on private property.  Checking to see if a cemetery is on private or public property is important before planning a visit. Before going to visit, call and inquire if the owners mind if you visit … Continued

Genealogy Friday: What is the Difference between Immigration vs. Emigration

So we’ve seen immigration and emigration. We know that both are when you leave one country or area and move to another.   However, what is the difference? Immigration is when a person leaves the area for another area.  S/he … Continued

Genealogy Friday: How Cluster Genealogy Can Break Brick walls

You’ve heard the term cluster genealogy.  However, what is it? Cluster genealogy is researching extended family groups and neighbors in the area.  Why is it important? Brick walls can be broken down and other information revealed by researching other family … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 9 Tips for Cemetery Hopping

I’ve shared before about cemetery hopping, however recently I didn’t even listen to my own advice. In the process I learned a few more lessons I want to share: Have good walking shoes—you may be there for a while Have … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 7 Tips to Planning for a Research Trip

Last summer, when I took a research trip I thought I had all of the information I needed. However, throughout the course of the trip I realized I didn’t. Part of this was because I’d never been to the area … Continued