Meeting online family and friends

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Several months ago, I had a family member reach out to me upon discovering we had a DNA match.  We began to share information and sent multiple emails between ourselves. Life began to creep in and we went our separate … Continued

Genealogy Friday: What documentation do I need to join a genealogical society?

Last week, I discussed five reasons to join a genealogical society. However, it’s not as simple as just paying the dues and signing up for many lineage societies such as the DAR, Mayflower Society, Daughters/Sons of Union/Confederate Veterans, Jamestown Society, … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 5 Reasons to join a Genealogical society

There are many societies such as the DAR {Daughters of the American Revolution}, Mayflower Descendants, state societies, and numerous others societies and groups. So, why should I join a society? Learn new research tips—learn about various records and research tips … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 5 Things to Consider in Creating a New Holiday Custom

The holidays are upon us and the spirit of the season.  However, after the true reason for the season {the birth of Christ,} come the most important part of the season.  Spending time with family. Each family has their own … Continued

Genealogy Friday: What if My Ancestor were a Tory

Last week, we discussed where to find records for our Revolutionary War Ancestors.  We often think of these ancestors as the patriots who fought for independence. However, there were also many Tories on hand.  Tories was the name used in … Continued

Genealogy Friday: How Do I Find My Revolutionary Ancestors?

Our revolutionary ancestors are those that served in the American Revolution.  But, where can I find their records?   Fold 3—has the Revolutionary War Rolls {but many are missing} Ancestry.com—also has the Revolutionary War Rolls {1775-1783} DAR–The Daughters of the … Continued

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

Special Census Records

Did you know there were other special census records other than the mortality schedules? During the 1850-1880 census, there were also industrial and agriculture census records. So, what does this include? Agriculture—as a genealogist these give you a glimpse into … Continued