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.
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.
Remember the scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark when they’re storing the Ark of the Covenant? The camera pulls back and there is an endless array of shelving, boxes, and books… and you get the sense that they’ll never find the Ark again. In truth, libraries and archives have catalogs so things can be found. Knowing how to dig into an online catalog is one of the best skills you can have as a genealogist. Here’s how you can use them to find genealogy resources, including ones that like to hide. Continue Reading
Here is a list of links of all of the websites, apps, and individual accounts that I mentioned in my RootsTech presentation “Best Websites and Apps for Finding Local History.” Continue reading
Have you ever talked with a genealogy buddy about an archives website that you both love… and 3 minutes into the conversation you realize you’re talking about two different websites? There are some websites that have similar names or URLs and it can be confusing. Here’s a handy guide to help you sort out which archives site is which. Continue reading