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

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: 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

Genealogy Friday: Writing Family History Stories for children

We’ve discussed turning a family story into an artistic piece of writing. However, what about children’s stories? I’ve uncovered some family legends and histories that I thought would make great children’s story. So how do I determine if it is … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Turning a family story into a novel

Do you have an interesting family story? Do you have the knack for telling or writing a good story? I have always been interested in the journey my ancestors took from SC to MO around 1815. This invokes questions such … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Where Did My Ancestors Come From?

      Have you wondered where your ancestors came from? Maybe you grew up on stories of their trip overseas?  Or maybe you have no idea where they came from? So, how do you determine their place of origin? … Continued

Genealogy Friday: The Clan System

If you’ve researched any Scottish family history you may have heard of the clan? So what is a clan?  In essence, it’s a family group.  Some clans also have septs.  This is a smaller family group within a larger family … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 5 Artistic Forms of Story Telling

I’ve shared points on turning family history into a children’s story or novel in a writing form. However, what if you’re not a writer?  Maybe you’re an artist? There are numerous other ways to tell family history stories. Artist—can draw … Continued