Finding where a Civil War ancestor is buried is important to many genealogists. Whether he died in the war or years later, there are numerous sources we can use to find where he is buried.Continue Reading
Quick — where is the image that you downloaded of your great-grandfather's will? How about the photo of your grandmother that you scanned or the GEDCOM that your cousin sent to you? Organizing digital files is a necessary task, but it can also be frustrating.Continue Reading
Soon after I launched the first version of the "31 Days to Better Genealogy" email series, people started asking me if it was going to be a book. I'm pleased to announce that, yes, 31 Days to Better Genealogy is now a book.Continue Reading
Blogging has made it possible for anyone to share their genealogy with a wide audience. No longer did family historians need to publish a book or write an article for a genealogy society publication. But the landscape is changing. Many are asking the question "Is genealogy blogging dead?"Continue Reading
Back in 2015, rumors of a possible sale of Ancestry.com sparked reactions ranging from "Run! The sky is falling!!" to "Yawn..." A common theme among many of the posts in social media was that everyone should download their GEDCOM files from Ancestry ASAP.
Those people who urged everyone to download their GEDCOMs from Ancestry were spot on... but not for the reason they think.Continue Reading