The Genealogy Research Process: The WANDER Method

Have you ever felt lost in your genealogy research? Running into brick walls, falling down rabbit holes, following the latest “bright shiny object”? If so, it’s time to take a look at what the research process really is and how you can use the WANDER method to stay on the right path.

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

You’ve worked hard on your genealogy. You’ve made some fantastic discoveries. But what do you actually do with it? Those discoveries don’t do much good just sitting in your file cabinet or on your computer. That’s where 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks comes in.Read More

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5 Tips for Gathering Family Stories

Family stories are an integral part of our family history. Without stories, our ancestors are just names on paper. Looking ahead, if we don’t record our own stories, we will end up the same way. Here are 5 easy tips for gathering your family stories (and how to get better stories out of the people…

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What You Can Find in Land Records

Land records have a lot more to offer our genealogy research than what you might think. They aren’t just dry records of buying and selling land. Here are 11 things that are common to find in land records.

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3 Unexpected Things I Learned in Downsizing

Downsizing is an enormous undertaking, whether you or a family member are moving into a smaller residence or you’re decluttering your own stuff. I knew it would be hard to downsize my parents’ house, but there were 3 lessons that I learned which took me by surprise. Knowing these can help you be better prepared…

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