• Uses for Google. 6 Excellent Tips.

    Dec 3

      Oh, the uses for the search engine, Google - just amazing. Here are 6 excellent tips, some relate to your family history research, others are just great to know to do. Need a timer handy, then go to the Google search box, type in 'timer' then the number of minutes you need to set before the timer goes off, then the word 'mins' or 'hrs', c...


  • Tool Kit – Christmas

    Dec 3

    Genealogists can find a whole lot of connections between genealogy and Christmas. Stories about how ancestors and relatives celebrate the holiday have become part of your family history. Your family's heritage might be reflected in certain Christmas foods and decorations. In addition, genealogists might be looking for gift ideas for the other genea...


  • Using the “Find”

    Oct 5

    The free site has made it very easy to search for any photos, documents or stories contributed by other family history researcher which is housed at the FamilySearch database, 'Find'. The simplest method is using their search box and placing a surname. True you will have to look through many listings with just a surname, but thi...


  • The FamilySearch Discovery Center Makes Genealogy Fun

    Sep 22

    Genealogists love to spend hours researching their ancestors. Members of the genealogist's family, however, might think genealogy is boring. FamilySearch has found an innovative way to make genealogy fun for everyone. The FamilySearch Discovery Center is located in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is adjacent to Tem...


  • Histopolis Site

    Sep 7

    This site, 'Histopolis' is a free collaborative of Genealogy & History - a bit like an encyclopedia, not everything, but a little bit of interesting information. On the homepage to the left are the categories: cemeteries, surnames, graves, states, town surveys, etc. It covers the United States and Puerto Rico with information on places and pe...


  • Tips for Recovering Records Lost in a Fire

    Aug 19

    What would you do if your genealogy research was lost in a fire? People can feel quite devastated when they lose the physical records of their family history. Fortunately, there are things you can do to recover at least some of what you lost. Use these 3 Tips to recover some of your lost research: Family Photos Some of your family photos are...


  • One Piece of Information at a Time

    Aug 4

    Genealogists spend a lot of time doing research about their family members and ancestors. This type of research can feel overwhelming. Getting distracted can make your research less productive. One tip to prevent this problem is to intentionally stick with one piece of research at a time. Pick One Specific Thing to Focus On It is understandable...


  • Got a Spare Moment?

    Jul 18

      So you think you don't have enough time to spend on doing your family history --- yes you do ! It is all how you approach and use your time. Here are a few ideas of making some headway in your research in just a few moments. Review just one branch at a time and write the name of the ancestor you have the least information about. Now that ...


  • A Boolean Search Could Help You Find Your Ancestor

    Jul 8

    Have you hit a “brick wall” with your genealogy research? There's that one ancestor who has proven to be very elusive. You've tried everything you can think of but are having no luck. It's possible that a Boolean search could help you find your ancestor. What's a Boolean search? The answer to that question goes back to George Boole. He is be...


  • Four Appalachian States

    Jun 22

    The four southern Appalachian states are Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, due to the fact the Appalachian Mountains encompass part of the state. If you have any ancestors from these states and specifically from the Appalachian region, you will find the online site titled 'Appalachian Mountain Families' a most informative data...