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 →

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 →

The Big Power of Tiny DNA

By Nancy Gilbride Casey This article was originally published as a post on my blog, "Leaves on the Tree," on 28 March 2018, on Blogger. I had chills, I had tears in my eyes, and my laughter escaped into the room. After a long, hard year researching every possible angle, it all came down to... 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 →

Spotlight Stories: Brickwalls

In this column we ask our members to share brief stories related to a specific topic each week. For this issue we asked our readers to share their brickwall ancestors. Next Issue: What's in a name? What is the most interesting or unusual name you have found in your family tree? Maybe you have a name... Continue Reading →

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