Genealogy Friday: 7 Pieces of Information City Directories Can Reveal

I had a great-uncle who disappeared without a trace.  Family legend stated he disappeared in 1934, but he was listed on the 1940 census with his family.  This confused me.  I thought that he did not disappear until after 1940 … Continued

5 Examples of Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness

RAOGK or Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness is very important in helping to break through brick walls.  Working together as a community we can often break through these obstacles. So I wanted to share some examples of RAOGK that I … Continued

7 Ways Visiting a Museum Can Benefit Your Genealogy Research

Recently I took a group of residents in my day job to the Historical Museum in our city.  Having only lived here for a year, there is a lot I don’t know about the city. However, I realized how helpful … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Gems in Old Letters

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I often wish I could time travel and talk with my great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents and other ancestors. The closest resource I have to know more about my ancestors are through old letters.  Unfortunately, I only have a few of these. However, … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Check the Family Bible

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             One great place to check for clues to your ancestry is in the family Bible.  Many Bibles have an ancestry chart in the front. Check to see if your parents or grandparents have filled … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Interviews Can Lead to More Information in Family History

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Now that you’ve written out everything you know and gone through your pictures, interview older family members to begin piecing together the missing pieces.  Make a list of questions to ask and allow these older members to help you fill … Continued