research

  • Keeping Up with the Latest in Ancestry.com

    Feb 15

    Many family researchers use the numerous databases supplied by Ancestry.com. They can be accessed through public libraries or genealogical societies with a subscription or by personal individual subscriptions for home use. Ancestry.com does continue to add new and expanded databases on many different topics. For the new year 2019, some databases a...

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  • Newspaper Digital Search

    Dec 29

    It is wonderful how many public libraries have microfilmed their local hometown newspapers and now even converting the microfilm to digital images. Most can even scan a document searching for a keyword name and highlight that for you in the search. This process is also used with the subscription newspaper collections such a 'Newspaper.com' and 'Ne...

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  • Linkpendium to Search

    Sep 21

    This collection known as 'Linkpedium' is a resource directory to everything on the Web about families worldwide and genealogically-relevant information about U.S. states and counties. Most of the directory shows free sources from libraries, other government agencies, genealogical and historical societies, and individuals. There are also items found...

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  • Father’s Day–the Family History Researcher

    Jun 1

    For any whose father, brother, uncle, grandfather or husband are working on the family history research, here are a few ideas that would make interesting gifts on Father's Day – June 17th, 2018. Get a copy of the names-dates-places for the family tree gathered to date. Have it reproduced on fine parchment, stock paper and even framed. True, it m...

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  • Following a Hunch

    Mar 19

    There could well be a dead-end relative on one or more of the family tree branches. This is where you investigate beyond the known to the unknown. It could be a relative (and you might not be sure of that) for whom you have no parents, no immigration record, no siblings. You can then form a theory. Maybe it's a theory based on facts from their hom...

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  • A Student to Assist

    Mar 13

    With Spring Break across the country, it might be a good time to contact students you know in high school or a university to assist you in your research. You wouldn't have to personally know the students, you might get a referral from a friend or have a notice posted at the school or on a local Facebook page. This includes schools or universities i...

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  • Can’t Miss These Hints

    Feb 13

    Even the most seasoned family researcher can overlook certain clues that can prove to be of great assistance. Here are a few of such often overlooked bits of information that lead to greater details about your family. 1. You have a death certificate on an ancestor, but note at the bottom the person's name on the document who provided the info...

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  • Ideas to Break that ‘Brick Wall’ in Research

    Feb 1

    To help break through any brick walls in your research, you need some additional ideas, here are a few to help. Keep your work in chronological order of all the events in your ancestor’s life and all the documents on which his name appears is the excellent method to organize the information you have. Keep in mind, most records are reasonably ...

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  • Family Legends – Musselman

    Jan 7

    Everyone over their life hears during family reunions or at Thanksgiving dinner gatherings the family “legends“, those stories of ancestors who either met a famous person, accomplished some great feat, was a war hero, invented a time saving device or somehow brought honor and glory to the family name. There are also those stories of ancestors k...

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  • Add ‘Bits and Pieces’

    Dec 17

    Working on your family and history can take many hours of research and work. Yet, doing just a few 'bits and pieces' of shorter research and collection can quickly expand your family tree. Here are a few ideas -- short activities, try to do at least one and see how much your can gather. Check the Federal and State Censuses for each ancestors and e...

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