• In Person Assistance

    Jun 17

    It can be great fun exploring and trying to find your lineage or create a complete family tree. But it can also be difficult if you are not quite sure you are doing the research in the right direction. You don't want to later find out you were looking up names of people who were not your ancestors. So if you feel you need help, it is av...


  • Less than Half-an-Hour Tasks

    Apr 7

    Only have a short period of time once or twice a week to work on your family tree? Well, here are a few ideas of quick tasks you may have overlooked. Doing a bit of Google Research on your ancestors could benefit you. In the search box do use quote marks for an ancestor's name or for a hometown with the state name. This helps narrow the search. Use...


  • Keeping Up with the Latest in

    Feb 15

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


  • 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 '' and 'Ne...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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 ...