• Use the Veteran’s Census 1890

    Feb 15

    We all love when we find that an ancestor served in the American Civil War (1861-1865). Of course sometimes we are not even aware we have such an ancestor. So now has online a collection from the census taken of just veterans in 1890. Now not all veterans from the Civil War were still alive in 1890, many killed in the war. How...


  • Cyndi’s Facebook

    Feb 13

    Social media is now the quickest method to gather information, share data and ask a question. Along with the online giant of social media being Facebook, one of the renown and long time Internet providers of links to great genealogical resources is Cyndi's List. That site alone has 327,000 links to every possible family history resource available...


  • Go From Image to Text

    Feb 3

    Have a jpg or pdf image of an old genealogical record (Bible, journal, newspaper, court document, property records, etc) that is hard to read? Assuming the text is not handwritten (which is beyond the capability of computer software), it should be possible to convert the image to computer-readable text using what is known as Optical Character Reco...


  • Google Drive

    Jan 27

    It is amazing what can be done with technology and electronics today. It has proven to be such a big boost for those researching about their families. Just the other day, a young fellow had a school project to do his family tree. Using several databases on the Internet as well as information done on a web site by one of his relatives, he was able ...


  • Scanned Documents. Jewish Federation of North America.

    Jan 23

    The Jewish Federation of North America have a database of searchable names, with over half a millions names in the index. They come a variety of sources and cover many time periods. There are the Jewish Refugees Arriving in Australia via Melbourne, 1946-1954, Refugees in Zbaszyn, Poland in 1938-1939, Transmigration Records, Palestine Remittance...


  • FamilySearch-18th Century

    Jan 9

    One of the time frames difficult to research ones ancestors is the late 18th century (1750 to 1799). Records were not always kept and events marked down. Using the FamilySearch online database, it can be one of the best resources for that time period. By using their 'Records' and narrowing the search to the United States from 1750 to 1799 there...


  • Message Boards

    Jan 3

    Either you have used the Rootsweb Message Boards in the past or have never used them. Whichever is your case - this new year, this January, go to these wonderful message boards, any one of which could provide new information. First timers -- it is simple. Use the search box at the top, placing a surname, hometown, military regiment, whatever yo...


  • Occupations & City Directories in Abbreviated Form

    Dec 12

    This has happened to everyone doing family research. You find on a census record or a journal, military record, anything -- there is a few letters put together that stand for 'something' but what?? If you have a clue as to it being a place or name, you can try to figure it out. However, what it might be is an occupation. For example seeing 'delc...


  • New Jersey Databases

    Dec 8

    A vast assortment of databases are available online for anyone doing research in New Jersey. It was done by the State of New Jersey Archives and is quite complete. Some of the categories include: Indexes of marriage fromĀ 1666-1799 and May 1848 through May 31, 1878 in New Jersey with about 320,000 records; Death and burial records cover from Jun...


  • Database ‘Treasure Chest’

    Dec 6

    With the use of the Internet along with the interest in genealogy and many records made digital, the use of online databases is necessary. At in the 'Reviews' section is a run down of 14 of great databases to select from, some with a fee and others free. All are general and can be of help with most any researcher. To add to that ...