Genealogy Friday: When I discover wrong information

When researching family history, there are times when we find information that is wrong or misconstrued. Trying to prove the facts is not easy and often not popular among ancestors, but is necessary. Some of the information could be something … Continued

Am I related to a President?

Today we inaugurate a new president.  So, this seemed a good time to discuss our familial relationships with a President of the United States. So, how can we determine if there might be a connection with one of our forty-five … 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

Genealogy Friday: 9 Sources for Native American genealogy

  Do you have Native Americans in your family history? Searching for Native American genealogy can be very difficult. Native Americans were looked down on and not acknowledged by the U.S. government, especially in the 18th-19th Centuries.  At one time, … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 3 Negatives of Published Family Histories

Last week I shared about the positives of published family histories and how important they are in providing clues. This week, I want to warn you about family histories. Don’t get me wrong—they are great!  Last week, I gave you three … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 3 Positives of Published Family Histories

I have several large nucleus families in my family tree. These can create huge files and become very overwhelming However, at least four of these families have had family histories and family genealogies that were written and published around the … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 9 Places to Search for Offline Resources

Last week, I shared some of my favorite online genealogy websites. However, just as important are the offline records you’ll find.   The online records are a great place to start, but to delve deeper into your search and find out … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Online Indexes Can Save Time

Many libraries and counties have online indexes that can save a lot of time before you take a genealogy trip. Check with your local library or library of interest to inquire if they have an online index. However, online indexes … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 7 Ways to Find lost children in Genealogy Records

Where or where has the missing child gone?  This is often a question when searching for children of a core group. So how do you find them? Search obituaries—do the parents or siblings obituaries give any hints to a married … Continued

Genealogy Friday: When Families Intermarry

Are you searching for children for an ancestor and wondering where they went? You may want to try searching the records of neighbors and other family members in the same area. I have a couple of family groups that lived … Continued