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

Genealogy Friday: Searching Military Records Before 1922

Military Records before 1922 are much easier to access than after 1922. These records include:  The Revolutionary War  The War of 1812  The Mexican-American War  The Civil War  The Spanish-American War  World War I   These records are available through … Continued

Searching Military Records

          Military records are a wonderful resource for genealogy research. Military records provide the muster rolls, which tells you when your ancestor was actively servicing. However, there is additional information that can be discovered in these … Continued

Why Aren’t My Relatives in the Census?

      Help! I can’t find my ancestors anywhere in the census.  Where are they? This is so frustrating.  So why can’t you find them? There are several reasons: That locale was overlooked by the census taker  {I had … Continued

Genealogy Friday: The Missing 1890 Census Records

What happened to the 1890 census? For most states there is no 1890 census.   This makes it very difficult for genealogists in piecing together answers, because there is a 20 year gap. Was the census taken in 1890?  Yes, it … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Tips for Researching Census Records

Searching census records can be confusing, especially when your ancestor does not appear in a search.  These are some tips I hope helps: o   Search using various spellings of the surname o   Search using children or spouse o   Refine search … Continued

What Can I Learn From Census Records?

Census records are a great resource for genealogist.  When I began researching, I had to go to the library and search individual microfilms.  Today with the advance in technology, Ancestry.com makes it easy to search for and find an individual … Continued