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Research Mistakes to Avoid
I was following up on family history research that I had no previous leads on. It had been a while since I had worked on this line in depth, and I started to see mistakes I had made in my earlier research endeavors. I want to share some of those mistakes with you, so you will learn from my errors.
Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy Resource
The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy by Val D. Greenwood is a great resource for all serious researchers to own or have access to. Although the 3rd edition came out in 2000, there is still a lot of great information within it’s pages that are relevant for today’s genealogist to learn from.
Researching African-American Genealogy in Alabama
Frazine K. Taylor just released her new book, Researching African-American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide. This is an exciting new resource material for those researching African Americans in the Alabama area.
Researching the Descendants
Genealogy research usually has us examine documents on our ancestors. We are looking for those names, dates and places that refer to birth, marriage, death, land deeds, and much more. But, there are times when we find ourselves looking for descendants. Come learn more!
Reuniting Families Dead or Alive
I had an awesome experience this past week. I am helping a friend of mine discover her family roots. Not only did I discover her roots but reunited her with a long lost cousin.
Review of Civil War Era by Dollarhide
William Dollarhide's Civil War Era “identifies the places to look and documents to be found for ancestors during the decade, 1861-1869, as well as post-war veterans. The volume is laid out first by nation-wide name lists and then by state listings in alphabetical order”.
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.
Revolutionary War Genealogy Research Review
Genealogical Publishing Company has put out some wonderful publications called Genealogy at a Glance. Genealogy at a Glance has put out some wonderful laminated research material. Revolutionary War Genealogy Research by Craig R. Scott, CG is one that I have found quite helpful in my research.
Richard Hightower Cox, Champion
Memorial article on Richard Hightower "Champion" Cox, celebrating his life's accomplishments and struggles. This article was written for a Cox Reunion.
Roger Murphy & Nancy Wilson Descendants
Roger Murphy and Nancy Wilson's descendancy. It is great fun to find cousins researching the same family you are, helping each other add and correct family lines.
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