Month: March 2018

DNA Webinars Offered Again

Due to popular demand we are offering live sessions of these two presentations I gave earlier this year. (view our list of recorded presentations) Sifting Through Your AncestryDNA Matches–Followup to “Working with AncestryDNA Matches” This session assumes listeners/attendees have a basic understanding of what AncestryDNA offers, how to navigate their AncestryDNA matches, how to track […]


FHL Cards: Here a Courthouse, There a Courthouse, Everywhere a Courthouse

Knowing what you are looking at is crucial to evaluating genealogical information. Campbell County, Kentucky, has two courthouses. Many of the county’s records have been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah and are available on microfilm at the Family History Library or online digitally. Some of the card catalog descriptions of microfilmed materials do […]

A Random Marriage

It took me forever to find it and it just about took me forever to cite it as well. My citation format for this 1852 marriage record from Campbell County, Kentucky, is not in proper  Evidence Explained format. But the essentials are there: the original creator of the record the names of the principle individuals on the record […]

These Ancestors Cannot Be Displayed

  These Ancestors cannot be displayed The ancestors you are looking for are currently unavailable. They may be hiding in offline resources which will require you to contact repositories via more archaic methods. If they are dead, rest assured they are not creating more descendants. Please try the following: Click the surname change button, or try […]

Undocumented Chaos

There’s still quite a bit of truth to this… from the Ancestry Daily News Michael John Neill – 10/16/2002 As genealogists looking to the past, we are forced to focus on paper records left behind by our forebears. We also use historical records and information about larger historical movements and cultural trends to reasonably infer […]