It seems that whenever there is an announcement about a milestone in DNA testing or a news article comes out about a “surprising find” using DNA (or Ancestry starts re-running the “lederhosen and kilt” commercial), there’s a commotion on social media.
To my fellow professionals in the genealogy field, can we please stop wringing our hands about newcomers using DNA?
Genealogy – it isn’t just for our ancestors. Counties have them, too, complete with parent counties and child counties. Understanding where a county came from helps us find more records about our ancestors. Continue reading
Ancestry’s hints — those shaky leaves that pop up — can be useful to our genealogy research. However, there are some limits to them that can really trip up researchers. Here’s what you need to know to avoid the pitfalls of Ancestry’s hints. Continue reading
There are so many different things to explore in family history. The topics covered by the most popular posts here on the blog bear that out. Here are the top 10 genealogy tips from my blog during 2016, based on readership. Continue reading
All of us need to ask questions when we’re doing our genealogy research. Whether you’re talking with a librarian, a courthouse clerk, or a cousin, there are some strategies you can use to get your questions answered. Continue reading