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 Genealogy Records

There are many sites that offer online records for genealogy research, today. These sites can save many hours of paging through census records or other records that are online. Some of these sites are better than others.  Some of these … 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: Don’t believe EVERYTHING you see

The hunt to find our family history has exploded with the advent of the internet. Research is at the tip of our fingertips and records are much easier to find than ever before. However, with this ease of information we … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 5 Ways to Scrapbook family history

Scrapbooking is a popular past time and hobby for many people today. Have you thought about scrapbooking your family history? With scrapbooking you can have fun and explore various ideas. You can even upload your scrapbook and have copies published … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Military Records at the National Archives

  The National Archives have numerous records regarding the history of the United States. They have the originals of various service and military records from the Revolutionary War through to the Vietnam Conflict.  However, all of these records are not … Continued

Genealogy Friday: How to Use Fold 3 in Genealogy

Fold 3 is an online website that provides digital copies of military records. The difference with Ancestry.com is that Ancestry, usually has just the regiment and dates of service.  Fold 3 has the actual records that have been scanned from … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Searching Military Records After 1922

Military records after 1922 are more difficult to access than earlier military records. WWII had Draft cards, much like WWI had.  Both sets of draft cards are available on Ancestry.com. Records for military service is held at the National Archives. … Continued