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
It’s sad — and rather frustrating — to go to a cemetery, take some photos, and realize when you get home that those photos don’t really help you. (It’s especially frustrating when you’re not able to get back to take more photos.) To help ease the frustration, here are 5 cemetery photos that you should get in the habit of taking every time:Continue Reading
Knocking down a brick wall genealogy problem takes a good strategy. I recently spoke with professional genealogist Kathleen Brandt for tips on how she helps her clients break down brick walls.Continue Reading
Visiting the library is fun, but it’s more enjoyable when you feel like you’re making some progress with your research. Here are 6 tips to help you have a better library visit. Continue reading