I presented Successfully Searching for Your Family Story at both Wytheville and NGS. Here are the slides from those talks. Searching Successfully to Reveal Your Ancestor's Story on Ancestry.com Slides from My Talk on Using Military records on Ancestry.com and Fold3 Putting Your Ancestors in Historical Perspective: Extracting Stories from Military Records on Ancestry.com and... Continue Reading →
The Ancestor Hunt has done a fun new thing with twitter hash tags on Rebel Mouse. Try this one: https://www.rebelmouse.com/genealogy/ There is also one for #familyhistory: https://www.rebelmouse.com/familyhistory/ It's a really interesting presentation of twitter #hash tags.
I know, I know. Enough with the resolutions. But these are from my buddies over at Archives.com. Fun visual eye candy and I think they are useful! The last one especially. Share what you've learned. If you die and it's in boxes and no one has seen it, no one is going to publish it. ... Continue Reading →
A variety of articles to get you motivated and inspired for the new year. What is plagiarism? from Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal Why Become Certified? Reasons Vary from Board for Certification of Genealogists Where Were They? Turn of the Century Mark from Ancestral Breezes The True Source from Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog Ancestor... Continue Reading →
We all know that family histories, local histories, indexes of vital and the sort are awesome for finding nuggets of gold. Check out FamilySearch's Family History Books beta site: http://books.familysearch.org/ Second link, courtesy of Mark Lowe: Bouvier's Law Dictionary, which can be found in google books: Notice the dates? These were the references that law... Continue Reading →