Due to a scheduling issue, we’ve moved the FamilySearch webinar to 28 Sept. at 7:30 pm. central time. Recordings will also be available for those who cannot attend live. Details on our announcement page.
There is more information on the completion of the FamilySearch digitization of microfilm project on their website. The one thing that always concerns me is whether or not the images I get online from FamilySearch as as high of a quality as the high quality scans I made directly from microfilm myself at the Family […]
Getting the Most from FamilySearch 7:30 pm. central 28 Sept 2021 (note date/time change). Attend live (handout included) or pre-order recording and handout–registration information below. The FamilySearch site contains images of records from around the world—most available right from your internet connection. This presentation will focus on the actual records that are on FamilySearch and the finding aids that […]
AncestryDNA recently released a significant update in matches to individual tests. It was time for me to review my matches–just not all of them. One reason I had a DNA test done was to try and make some connections to my Irish immigrant ancestors, Samuel and Annie (Murphy) Neill. These Irish immigrants married in New […]
Don’t concern yourself with the ethnicity results unless a significant portion of your ethnic heritage is direct conflict with your ancestral tree. Even if there is direct conflict, it means that you should: Review and critique your paper trail for errors. Look at your shared matches. Are there individuals you cannot figure out? Are there […]
To celebrate our move to our new email server, we’re offering copies of Genealogy Tip of the Day for only $20 postpaid. This link will process payment at that amount. There is more about the book on our Genealogy Tip of the Day website. But the link for the discount rate is only in this […]
We’ve moved our email distribution of these posts to a new host as madmimi.com. Google feeds are discontinuing distribution in the near future and this is the last list we had to moved. If you received this as an email, there’s an unsubscribe at the bottom of the email.
Curiosity killed the cat, as they say. Genealogical curiosity can kill your budget and bank account. An earlier post discussed Soundex cards to Baltimore passenger lists in the 19th century. The cards located were for several members of my family. I’ve seen the actual passenger lists for this family so locating the cards for me […]
My 1950 census webinar has been released for purchase and immediate download. Discounted introductory price until 12 September 2021. More details on our announcement page.
I’ve taken an ancestral incident in Kentucky in the early 19th century and turned it into a bedtime story for my grandson. I did not review the records of the resulting court case before I started telling the story. There was no preconceived plan to tell the story. I just started one afternoon when it […]