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

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

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,

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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