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  • Let Vintage Guidebooks Steer You

    Jun 25

    Here is an idea of an often overlooked location to find information on an ancestor. Many hometowns since the 1920s, especially if they had some special attractions such as seashore resorts, fishing villages, hiking trails, nature parks, lake terrains, grand mountains, former mining towns, historical landmarks, etc. have produced over the years loca...


  • Class 101 — Your Family Tree

    Jun 19

    You have decided this summer is the time to start your family tree. You want to explore more about your ancestors, get to know who they were and discover their story. So how do you begin, well here are the basics to get started. START with YOURSELF - yes, this is the easy part. Who know you better than YOU? Write your full name, birth date / loc...


  • Those Searching Surnames

    Jun 17

    One of the family history items you spend a good deal of time is the family name (surname). It is surprising how many people over the decades have the same surname, even those unusual ones. Many of those people may be direct lineage, others extended family branches and a few not related at all. One of our family names was 'Musselman' and the famil...


  • Tips to Locate those Elusive Ancestors

    Jun 13

    Additional Ideas Just Placed of How to Search for the Elusive Ancestor (click on these 6 Ideas' Links): How to Stay on Track with Your Research Avoid Errors to Help Locate Ancestors Five Ideas for SUCCESS in Doing Family Research Best Effective Methods for Finding Ancestors Check-Off List of Ideas for Searching - Part One Check-Off List of ...


  • MyHeritage Launches Book Matching

    Jun 2

    MyHeritage announced the launch of their revolutionary technology that will help individuals locate information about their ancestors that is found in books. It is called Book Matching. It automatically looks at the individuals that are in family trees on MyHeritage and looks for them in MyHeritage's vast collection of digitized historical books. ...


  • Dawes Rolls – Native Indian Records

    May 13

    The Dawes Act, also known as the General Allotment Act, became law on February 8, 1887. It gave authorization to the President of the United States to survey Native American lands for allotment to individuals. The Dawes Act's purpose was to stimulate assimilation of Indians into American society ... make them 'Americanized' inspite of the Native In...


  • Serendipity in Genealogy

    May 11

    Whether you believe in 'divine guidance' or not, there can be alot said for when for some totally unknown reason, a book, a vital record, a photo, a database, a newspaper articles ... anything suddenly is made available to you to assist in locating or even learning about a previously unknown ancestor. This occurrence can sometimes be referred to a ...


  • TapGenes Helps You Discover Your Family Health Story

    May 11

    Genealogy has always involved the creation of a family tree. In recent years, it has become equally important for genealogists to create their medical family tree. Putting together all the health related information that you discover about your family can be difficult. TapGenes can help with that task! TapGenes is there to help you discover your...


  • Interview Questions

    Apr 21

      You know one of the best methods of research, other than to gather names, hometowns and dates, is to interview a relative. Not just one, but as many as you can and from different family branches. So the following are suggestions to get you started. Start with a blank notebook filled with paper. You might, if the person is being interview...


  • Beginning Points

    Apr 19

    Starting your family history research can seem like a monumental task. You may have even attempted it a few years ago and then let it slide. Well, start fresh and know you can find out things about your relatives you never dreamed of. You do have to have patience. Begin by gathering what you had collected earlier. If you hadn't started, see if a...