By Alexandra Mendez-Diez
Even when we find what we’re looking for in historical archives it can often feel like there is something missing from the results. A big part of why we conduct genealogy research is to get to know those that came before us, and to feel more connected to where we come from. And while learning facts definitely helps us accomplish that, there is only so much connection that can come from names and dates alone.
That’s why it’s so [...]
Thank you to Barbara Lockard for this article.
From The Robinson Argus, February 17, 1886, Robinson, Illinois: A company of children, mostly boys, aged from seven to fifteen years from the New York Juvenile Asylum, will arrive in Robinson at the Robinson House, Thursday morning, March 4, 1886. Homes are wanted for them with families where they will receive kind treatment and enjoy fair advantages. They are mostly of respectable parentage, promising and desirable, and worthy of [...]
Thank you to Bob Vornlocker for this article on his German genealogy research.
In the following article Bob has shared a personal story of breaking down a long-time brick wall and the process he used to create that “lucky break” for himself. He discusses using wildcards, the importance of accessing original records, his experience working with professional on-site genealogists, how common it is to confuse people of the same name when looking for ancestors and, most [...]
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While just about all of us have used Ancestry.com at some point, very few have really uncovered [...]
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By Jodi Bash
The HistoryLines website bills itself as “Instant Personal History.” Those of us who love family history get really excited when we think we can get a lot of valuable information quick and easy. So at first glance HistoryLines can seem a little disappointing. Instant personal history may be overselling it. But, like any good tool, the more you put into it the more you get out. And on second glance, HistoryLines is a good tool.
How HistoryLines Works and What it [...]