Thank you to Wesley Eames of AncestorCloud for this great information.
What’s your favorite part of genealogical research? Is it simply working on a branch of your family tree, or is it making progress, finding relatives, and interesting stories?
Now what’s your least favorite part of genealogy work? If you’re anything like me it’s exciting to make progress, find connections, stories, and build up your tree. However, without fail, you run into a brick wall, one that you [...]
Thank you to family history writer Tony Bandy for this helpful article.
What if I could show you a free online family history resource with over 13 million digitized books, magazines and other types of materials? Would you be interested? What about a continually growing service with free access and downloads to high-resolution scans, PDF documents and plain text? How much would this benefit your family research?
Interested? Then let me share with you a bit more information [...]
A historic project in underway to bring one of the most important US record collections ever created online — and you can be part of it.
FamilySearch.org is currently working in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and the California African American Museum to make the Freedmen’s Bureau Records fully accessible to the general public.
By taking the raw [...]
Last week we featured Nick Thorne of the Nosey Genealogist as the first expert in our new weekly chat with the pros. In this series, we’re asking family history experts from many backgrounds to share their knowledge with us–quizzing them about favorite resources, common pitfalls and more.
This week, Thomas MacEntee, founder of the well-known genealogy blogging community GeneaBloggers, has shared his know-how with us! Thomas was also kind enough to share a fascinating [...]
By Susan Wallin Mosey
I try to be a cheerful and upbeat genealogist—but once in a while, even a real peach of a human being like myself just has to let off some steam. Lately, four old and familiar issues in particular are really getting on my nerves, genealogically speaking…
1. The missing 1890 census. Honestly, nearly an entire census lost? How did this happen? In all the United States of America in 1921, from sea to shining sea, there wasn’t one safe and [...]
Thank you to Elizabeth Lapoint for contributing this fascinating article about free Canadian family history research.
Genealogy is all about names, events and dates, and Canadian genealogy is no different. All the websites listed below are free, and they cover a wide variety of genealogical subjects in Canada.
The free database of the Ontario Genealogical Society, called The Ontario Name Index (TONI), contains more than 3 million names and is always [...]
Well, rules might be a bit strict, but we do have some pretty tight guidelines that we like to follow when we’re doing genealogy research. We promise we use them most of the time.
You likely have your own set of rules and we’d love to hear them. What would you add to this list?
Want to keep this list handy or share it with others? Download an infographic at the bottom of this page.12 Genealogy Research Rules
1. Always Cite Your Sources. [...]
We’re starting a brand new Featured Genealogy Expert series on Family History Daily this week. For this series, we’ve asked a variety of family history experts to answer the same five questions so that we can all learn from their years of experience.
Each has provided helpful tips, a selection of favorite resources and more. We’ll be posting answers from one expert each week, so keep your eye out for some great upcoming information!
Thank you to Ann Raymont for this helpful article.
Have you seen those genealogy T-shirts that read “I see(k) dead people”? It’s a fact—we family historians do! And nowhere is that more literally true than in a cemetery. Here are five tips to make the most of your next visit.
1. Before you go
Check out the cemetery on a website like FindaGrave.com. It’s also a nice idea to see if there’s a request pending for anyone to find a specific grave there and maybe snap a [...]