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Factors That Influence Your Research
It is very important when doing family history to know what is going on in the community around your families. It could very well make a difference in discovering your ancestors and saving you time in knowing possible sources and/or dead ends. Here are some of the things to be on the watch for.
Ask Granny Review
I recently heard about a program that offers Free Genealogical Seminars for Senior Citizens; I wanted to share this with you, Ask Granny. Here is a brief summary about the program. Check it out!
TN Genealogical Society's Educational Programs
Tennessee Genealogical Society is hosting a FREE Educational Program this Fall 2010 and many other classes. Check it Out....
Lowcountry Africana Needs Volunteers
Lowcountry Africana has joined with Footnote to create a FREE interactive Slave Records Collection. They'll digitizing surviving estate inventory for Colonial/Charleston,SC-and selected bills of sale; In a free collection on Footnote. Need volunteers and that is where YOU can help!!!
Getting Started in Genealogy & Links
So you have decided to do a family history genealogy search. How do you begin with one of your ancestors if you only know a name and a place?
As a result of the Missouri Compromise, on March 3, 1820, the President signed the bill to make Maine the 23rd state to join the Union. For those researching their ancestors in Maine, they will find it a beautiful place full of history and friendly people.
Fascination of Old Newspapers
I went to the TN Genealogical Society to do some newspaper abstracting from a couple TN counties around 1875. I had just taken some history classes in college, so I was fascinated in what was going on in this old newspaper compared to what was going on in the world at this time. Guess what I found.
Death, Tombstones & Genealogy
Death is a very sorrowful time, but when it does occur, it will generate sources we can use in our genealogical endeavors. It is important for us that are living; to ponder what documents will be generated at our death
Updates for FamilySearch Records
FamilySearch Records has been adding more records to its database. When you visit their website, a red star will be next to those newly added or updated records. Here are the latest US updates. Here are some records that have been either updated or being added in the United States:
Sources Can Have Errors
An important part of family research is documenting your family’s important life events. While looking at sources you have collected for your families you are researching, be careful when using the data on these forms. Even primary sources have been known to have errors.
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