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Choosing & Using Genealogy Software
This week I attended a lecture at the TN Genealogical Society. Deborah Atchley was the speaker for the topic, Choosing & Using Genealogy Software. I wanted to share some of her links with you. All of the software has great attributes, you have to decide which one works best for you.
Keeping Contacts for Future Reference
Contacts become very important as you do your research. There are different categories of contacts that you may want to keep records of. Some you will use often, but others only occasionally. Here are some contacts that I have found as I have done my genealogical research.
When someone dies, their estate may go through the Probate process. This record can generate data that can be helpful when researching your family. Probate Records can be of great benefit to you as you do your research.
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.
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