• Cyndi’s List in 2014

    Mar 27

    Sometimes it is just great to locate a site that has every possible genealogical topic or category you could ever think of with links to online sites that provide the latest on that topic. This is what Cyndi's List has been and still continues into 2014 providing to family history researchers. For years, since 1997, she has gathered and organ...


  • Eastman’s Tidbits – PT 2

    Mar 22

    Dick Eastman's recent presentation in Stuart, FL offered several interesting tidbits of information. He covered about the use of This resources with many databases is very helpful if you have ancestors from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, and other Eastern European nations. Other places are also covered, but it does have ...


  • The Treasures of Your Female Ancestors

    Mar 17

    It has been the ladies of society who have been for the most part the keepers of family artifacts, records, Bibles, silverware, crystal, etc. You may have inherited some family heirlooms and not really thought of how precious some of these items might have been to a great aunt, grandmother, or second cousin. Some items might have great value now b...


  • Dick Eastman in Stuart

    Mar 15

    Two outstanding genealogists in the United States and internationally are Megan Smolenyak and Dick Eastman. I have worked with Megan since 1999 and have met her when she came to the Stuart, Fl area several years ago. Both Megan and Dick are fine authors, researchers and speakers. Eastman has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and is always ...


  • Find Your State

    Mar 4

    Pride in one's hometown state is just as strong now as it was decades ago. Since most of our ancestors generally remained in the same state their whole life, it is very important to learn as much as possible about that state and go over all available resources. Begin with a super overview of each of the 50 states from If you had...


  • Interesting Work Involved with Genealogy

    Feb 24

    For most people, genealogy is a hobby; a very fascinating, exciting and satisfactory pastime. A person becomes a detective trying to put all the puzzle pieces together to create a picture of their heritage. It does entail work, time, energy and money to produce results. The amount of work and especially costs can vary for individuals. Yet, spending...


  • Prisoners 1860s at McHenry and Andersonville

    Feb 21

    As you research and come across one or more ancestors who served during the American Civil War, you may well see they might have been a prisoner at one time. In the early years of the war, prisoners were just caught and then within a few days an exchange of prisoners would take place. Both sides soon realized the fighting would just continue if sol...


  • Finding Information in Unexpected Places

    Jan 15

    Beginning genealogists often turn to resources such as or FamilySearch when they want to begin doing research on their family. Both of those websites are useful and popular. However, they aren't the only places that hold valuable information about your family history. Try looking into some of these unexpected places to find genealogy ...


  • U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)

    Dec 26

    The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)  makes historical materials available for use to support the U.S. Army, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers (men and women)- past and present. They have several categories which are covered from military history to a fine archive made in digital format and assess-able onlin...


  • Mug Shots of the 1920s

    Nov 20

    Mug shots are those images taken at police stations for people arrested, whether they are guilty or not. Those photos can be kept by a police department for decades. Online is an interesting collection of about 21 mug shots, some of an individual person, others of a group of men. Many have a name written with the photo along with a date. These w...