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Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Resources
Westmoreland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. It was founded on February 26, 1773, and was the first county in the colony of Pennsylvania, west of the Allegheny Mountains. Here are some links to help you if your ancestors are from this beautiful area of the United States.
Breaking Brickwall Tips in your Names
There are times when we are doing research that we find ourselves just hitting brick walls. But, as determined researchers we continue to try and solve the family mystery. Here are some examples of problems I encountered recently and how I solved them. Hopefully, it might help you as well.
Roots for Kids Review
I have heard from friends that their kids are getting interested in genealogy. But, once they have been bitten by the genealogy bug, we need to provide them with resources and instruction so they will learn the proper way to do their family history.
Genealogists spend a lot of their time trying to find vital records – births, marriages and deaths for our family members. While some of us seek out census records and certificates for these events, some of us are lucky to have all that information in the comfort of our own homes - the family bible!
Lineage Societies have been around for many years. There are some people that do not personally do genealogy, but apply for the different lineage societies they qualify for with the help of a professional genealogist. Come learn more.
Goals are something that most of us try to do, usually at the beginning of a new year. While our goals may be something we do for our jobs, family or education, we should also consider writing separate genealogy goals. Come learn more...
Revisiting Family Lines
I have revisited some family lines that had me hitting the “brick wall”. With so many new databases being released & new websites available, I was hopeful something I missed before would help me in furthering my research.Here are examples of recent discoveries I have found.
Many of us are on the go and take our iPhones and iPads with us. There are some great apps you can download to take your family history with you. There are many apps available now, some free and some for a fee. Here are some I found, in no particular order, that you might like to try out.
Most genealogists realize early on the importance of networking with others. This networking community of family researchers offers the following benefit. Come learn more...
Worth of a Penny
A penny, brown & shiny-we often find lying on the street. Some of us will find it not worth our time to pick it up, but others will bend over backwards to gather up the coin. We read an article in the paper & only glance at a paragraph, but the article may mean something different. Come learn more.
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