• Internet Archive

    Jul 28

    The best aspect of the World-Wide Web over the last 20 years has been the instant availability of all types of data, photos, notes, records, documents, newspapers, magazines, etc. at our finger tips.  This great revolution in technology is not just a wonderful asset for family history researchers, but of course for any field of knowledge. There is...


  • Können Sie Lesen Deutsch?

    Jul 20

    In your family history research you may well come across a family document, letter, record, photo or even a cemetery headstone written in a language other than English.  If you can read multiple languages, no problem, but if you do not read other languages you need to translate these valuable records. One method is to ask assistance of someone,...


  • Get the Most from a Google Search

    Jul 8

    How many times have you put in a key word to search on Google and come up with thousands of selections and after going through 500 plus links you finally come across what you needed?  Countless times I’m sure, but there are a few tips to help you narrow down the search. A reminder is that you need to decide what type of information you are se...


  • Crossing the Border Into Canada

    Jun 29

    It might be surprising, but you just may have several ancestors who originally lived in Canada, our neighbor to the north, during sometime in their lives. This could have happened in the 18th, 19th or 20th centuries. To assist in learning more about any Canadian ancestors the database is making available from now until Monday, July ...


  • Tips When Searching for an Elusive Ancestor

    Jun 22

    Oh, we all will have one or more elusive, hard to locate ancestors in our genealogical journey. One where you might have a name and their relationship (aunt, uncle etc), but that is about it on information.  For females it can be even more problematical with just their married name and no maiden name known. So the following are a few tips or sugge...


  • Free Indexed 1940 US Census – New States Added

    Jun 11

    As of June 8, 2012 several organizations have worked solid since April 2nd to get indexed the states in the recently released 1940 US Census. There are now 18 states available so you can locate an ancestor by their name. The massive effort by volunteers to index, get in digital searchable format the necessary information and then proof it has been ...


  • New Mexico Death Index

    Jun 2

    The family legends were that Uncle Joe moved out to the southwest portion of the United States in the 1890s and no one has heard from him since. That can be a typical tale and one that can be a long standing mystery to the family and for the genealogist. One of the areas that many individuals went to resettle in the last half of the 19th century an...


  • Using ‘GermanRoots’ Web Site

    May 31

    The web site, GermanRoots has a listing of many individuals and families who left different sections of Germany and resettled in other parts of the world; some in America, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. It is call emigration when a person selects to leave their homeland.  The records in the various databases can provide information on the perso...


  • Cadet Nursing Corps

    May 29

    After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, everyone on the home front within the United States wanted to know how they could help. More than likely it was your own grandparents, great grandparents, an uncle or aunt who did they part in the war effort.  Many young men joined the military service as did many women signing up for the WAC (Wom...


  • Connecticut in Pictures and Stories

    May 27

    This state might be small in land size and population, but Connecticut has been at the heart of most of America’s history through its diverse people. A free online collection titled ‘Connecticut History Online’ provides a digital of the land, its resources, its events and people. If you ever had any ancestors from Connecticut for the last 200...