This is the place to start if you have not begun to do genealogy work as of yet. It is also good for people in the beginning of their genealogy searching.
1940 Census Indexing
April 12, 2012 the 1940 census will be released to the public. While the previous census 1790-1930 are indexed, where we can just put in a name and received results, the 1940 census will only be browseable upon its release. FamilySearch is requesting the public’s help in indexing. Come learn more!
52 Weeks To Better Genealogy - Volunteer Potential
52 Weeks To Better Genealogy posted their Challenge #46 on Volunteering. Here is their challenge: Assess your volunteer potential.
African American Genealogy [offsite link]
An Online Interactive Guide for Beginners
Association of Professional Genealogists Review
Family history can start out as a hobby, but for some of us, it can turn into a more serious venture. The Association of Professional Genealogists is a great organization with awesome resources.
Be Open Minded in Your Research
I have learned it is so important to be open minded in your research.
Beyond the Veil: Using LDS Resources to Discover Your Ancestors
Done by a professional genealogy research company, this site offers a "Rookie´s Guide to Genealogy Research," explains why you should use resources from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and helps you find your way through the Family History Library. There also are lessons on recording information, family interviews, organizing files and using Personal Ancestral File, the church´s free genealogy software program.
Canadian Genealogy Made Easy [offsite link]
NIce listing of canadian getting started sites.
Creating Personal Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness will be offline for an undisclosed amount of time due to the death of one of their founders, Bridgett Schneider. We can take what she started and continue forth by helping others in random acts of genealogical kindness. Come learn more.
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.
Feeling Inspired By Those I Am Researching
I enjoy doing research. The satisfaction is there whether it is my own family, friend or a client. But, on that same thought, the frustration over a brick wall is just as great. When I´m about ready to give up, something happens or “shows” up in my eyesight, which lets me know I should keep going.
Genea Search [offsite link]
Genealogy beginners can learn how to utilize the internet to do genealogy research to find family surnames and ancestors using both free genealogy resources and subscription sites, as well as the many other resources that can be adapted for genealogy research.
GeneaLinks [offsite link]
A Marriage Records Database. They have a complete beginners section also.
Genealogical Tech Wish List
The RootsTech Conference really made me start thinking of the way Genealogy will be researched and taught in the future. Here are some of the items I am adding to my wish list that can help me in my family research.
Genealogy at a glance Research Tool
The Genealogy at a glance collection has developed some wonderful tools to assist us in our research. I have written about a couple of them in the past. Come learn more.
Genealogy for the Youth
Genealogy can be fun not only for adults but also for our youth. Family history can help the youth gain an understanding and appreciation for the ancestors and the trials they went through.
Genealogy New Year's Resolutions
Genealogy New Year’s resolutions are a good way to renew your family history spirit. Here are a few of my New Year’s Resolution I would like for you to consider when making your own commitments for the 2009 year in genealogy.
Genealogy Society and Their Benefits
Today I pondered the different societies that I have joined. I would like to share them with you and how I benefited from them.
Genealogy.Org [offsite link]
Genealogy Search Online. Free Ancestry Family Tree Genealogy Software. 3,000 Genealogy Databases. Discover Your Family History and Build Your Family Tree.
Getting Started in Genealogy [offsite link]
Listing of Good Sites to Get You Started
Getting Started with Family History
Learning about your ancestors is becoming a popular hobby for all ages.
Heritage Quest [offsite link]
Your Leading Resource for Genealogy Data
Kim Cattrall WDYTYA Review
Kim Cattrall was featured on the show Who Do You Think You Are?. It was a very emotional episode which examined her family’s feelings as a result of a husband/father leaving a wife & three daughters during the depression.
Music and Our Ancestors
Music is an important part of our lives. We use music in our religion, for fun, dancing and singing. Music can be loud, but also soft and low; calming the soul. There have been great musicians that have written and made music since the earliest of times.
Clark Doan of Tennessee Genealogical Society gave a wonderful interactive lecture on Navigating Roadblocks. I want to share with you some of the things discussed that night. Each of us was given a question to answer. Below are the questions and some of the replies each group gave.
Pro Genealogists [offsite link]
Nice Beginners Website
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.
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!
RootsTech 2012 Live Streaming
RootsTech will be offering live streaming during their conference: RootsTech will be held in Salt Lake City Utah, Feb 2- Feb 4. "RootsTech is a leading edge conference designed to bring technologists together with genealogists, so they can learn from each other & find solutions to their challenges.
The Teacher Can Learn
Genealogy is a never ending learning experience. There are many aspects in family history that one is always learning and benefitting from. Sometimes, the teacher can also learn and benefit from those attending her classes. Here is what I have learned.
Wessex Family History LTD. [offsite link]
A Nice Beginners Site
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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