The Genealogical Proof Standard might sound like something reserved for professional genealogists, but it's for anyone who wants to do sound genealogy research. Here's what it is, what it isn't, and how it can help you.
Name changes and a society that emphasizes men in the records can make finding female ancestors tough. Note that I said "tough," not "impossible." Let's consider some valuable sources that we might be overlooking.
Fires, floods, theft, electrical surges can all wreak havoc on your genealogy research. It isn’t the most fun thing to think about, but we all need to think — and DO — something about protecting and preserving our research.