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

Locating Burial Sites of Your Ancestors

Headstones and Burial Sites Locating burial sites of your ancestors can be very rewarding. Many people feel a personal connection when standing in front of an ancestor’s headstone. Headstones can reveal information about your ancestor. The headstone itself, or its proximity to other headstones, can also contain clues to other family relationships. In the past,

FamilySearch.org Relationship

Two Sides of FamilySearch.org

Understanding FamilySearch.org In my experience, many beginners get confused about the nature of FamilySearch. When teaching people to search for records in FamilySearch, for example, they have asked, “Why do I have to search for them if they are already in FamilySearch?” Or, “If I find them in FamilySearch, why do I have to ADD

FamilySearch Indexing

Getting Started with FamilySearch Indexing

Not a Researcher? You Can Still Help! (Part 3 of 3) NOTE: This series focuses on the free FamilySearch.org website. It is intended for people that have family members that have done research and published the data in the FamilySearch family tree. 3 Easy Tasks for Beginning Family History Work In an earlier post I stated that

Beginning Genealogy Part 2

Attaching Sources to Your FamilySearch Tree

Not a Researcher? You Can Still Help! (Part 2 of 3) NOTE: This series focuses on the free FamilySearch.org website. It is intended for people that have family members that have done research and published the data in the FamilySearch family tree. 3 Easy Tasks for Beginning Family History Work In an earlier post I stated that

Data Cleanup

Performing Data Cleanup in Your FamilySearch Tree

Not a Researcher? You Can Still Help! (Part 1 of 3) NOTE: This series focuses on the free FamilySearch.org website. It is intended for people that have family members that have done research and published the data in the FamilySearch family tree. 3 Easy Tasks for Beginning Family History Work In an earlier post I stated that

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Genealogy: Where Do I Start?

“I am new to genealogy. Where should I start?” This is a tricky question. I believe strongly that there is not any particular way that you should start. This is, in part, because genealogy is many things to many people. In fact, this question usually reminds me of the old tale of the blind men