New England genealogy research is different than that in other areas of the United States. I recently spoke with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society for his tips on getting started.
Each genealogy database that we use is slightly different. (Some of them are really different!) That means that they can act differently, which can have an impact on the results we're getting. Whether you're looking at the latest databases on Ancestry or FamilySearch or exploring a new-to-you collection, here are 4 things you should do when using a genealogy database.
There's a hope that wells up with the arrival of an issue of a genealogy newsletter or journal. Maybe, just maybe, it will contain "the Golden Article" — the one that spells out the entire family (or at least breaks down a brick wall.) We skim the table of contents, peruse the index... and toss it aside when our ancestor isn't listed. Here are 3 reasons why you should pick up that journal and look again.
There are numerous newspapers sites that could be useful for your genealogy research. Many of them would gladly have you as a paid subscriber. But how do you know which one is worth spending your money on? Here's how to find the newspaper site that's best for you.
We're often told to "review our notes" when our genealogy research has stalled. But just digging out our old notes and reading them isn't always effective. Here are three things I've done when my research has stalled and needs a jumpstart.