Start Your Engines

By Sue Neikirk We all have to start somewhere and often many find it rather frightening about how, and who, to begin. When I started my own climb up the family tree 40+ years ago. I was on my own in the search and there was very little on how to start the climb, but... Continue Reading →

Organizing Your Research Using Technology

By Jessica L. Williams, find her on her Facebook page Heritage Keeper I am what many might term a “Xennial” – that small generation of folks born between 1977-1983 (, 2017) and stuck between feeling too young to be old and too old to be young. We were the last generation to play barefoot in... Continue Reading →

MRIN Filing System

By Beth Birchfield. This article was originally published in 2009 as a post on my blog, “Everyone Has A Story/aka Beth’s Blog”, and updated on 29 May 2018. The MRIN Filing System It has taken me many years and losing my research several times to finally find a way to get myself organized. It's actually very easy... Continue Reading →

Naming Patterns as an Aid to Research

By Nancy Crawford   Naming patterns can be a terrific aid to research. One example that springs readily to mind is the way naming patterns provided an essential clue to breaking down a former brick wall in my own research. I had always known that one of my great-great grandfather’s was named James Allison Ferry... Continue Reading →

Tip From A Family Historian

By Cathleen Bravo I love organization!!! I can't express enough on how important it is when doing genealogy. There are so many ways to organize your data. There are binders, scrapbooks, lists, hard drives, genealogy programs, etc. I use all of these methods but wanted something to compliment each individual that I could place in... Continue Reading →

Obits In Your Inbox

By Ellen Anderson This blog post was originally published on my blog, Andersonology, March 10, 2018. You can find the original post here: A few weeks ago I attended a fantastic webinar put on by the Guild of One Name Studies. If you haven’t heard about their free webinar series this year, I highly recommend signing up for... Continue Reading →

Wherein I Endlessly (and Shamelessly) Praise Public Libraries

By Melissa Lowrey Fugiel This post was originally published on Melissa's blog, About Those Ancestors. See the original post here: I recently blogged about my trials and travails regarding one Joseph H. Taylor, Esq. I’m only bringing it up again because I want to talk about our absolutely wonderful public libraries and what an amazing resource... Continue Reading →

Query Success in Genealogy Facebook Groups

By Ellen Anderson This post was originally published on Ellen's blog, Andersonology, on November 17, 2017. View the original post here:  As a member of many genealogy Facebook groups and an admin in one (shoutout to GAA), I have seen a lot of questions on my newsfeed. Unfortunately, many people never get their questions answered,... Continue Reading →

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