Randy Majors

Research Tips: Randy Majors Website

Rand Majors Website Enhancements. After my article last week, Randy Majors himself replied to my post. Among other enhancements to the tool, he enlarged the text that I had felt was too small! He also pointed out some additional features of the Historical County Boundary Maps tool on his site. I think these are great, so I

RootsTech 2017

RootsTech 2017

RootsTech 2017. RootsTech is the largest genealogy conference in the world. It is held in Salt Lake City each February and is hosted by FamilySearch International. RootsTech 2017  will be held February 8-11, 2017. It is attended by thousands of genealogy enthusiasts in person and is simulcast to locations around the world! There is a

Research Tips: Jurisdiction Boundary Changes

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? “Button, button” is an old children’s game in which players arrange themselves in a tight circle and attempt to pass a button or other small object surreptitiously behind their backs from one person to another. The person in the middle tries to detect the passing in order to guess

Do You Have Mayflower Ancestors?

The First Thanksgiving With Thanksgiving nearly upon us it seems appropriate to remember the Pilgrims who were among the first to come to America in search of religious freedom. Although theirs was not the first harvest celebration or “day of thanksgiving” in America, the struggles and triumphs of the early colonists embody the American ideals.

E. Robert Jarman – WWII Veteran

Honoring My Grandfather, Bob Jarman For Veterans Day I want to give a tribute to my maternal grandfather, Eugene Robert “Bob” Jarman. I had the privilege of visiting him in his home in Phoenix, Arizona during my early years. Then, when I was 11 years old, they moved just around the corner from our home

Military Records – Find Your Veterans

Our Veterans – Never Forget In the United States we will celebrate Veterans Day (formerly known as Armistice Day) this week. It is only fitting, therefore, that we talk about military records. I love military records because they help paint a mental portrait of the person. For example, draft registration cards often list the build,

Newspapers in Family History Research

Newspapers in Family History Research

Extra! Extra! Newspapers in Family History Research Contain Hidden Gems! Referencing newspapers in family history research can be very rewarding. Unfortunately, we don’t often think of newspapers as a source when doing family history. You probably know that obituaries can contain a treasure trove of family information, but did you know newspaper articles can also