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.
Marriage records are among the most common records that we look for in genealogy. But are you finding all of your ancestor’s marriage records? If you stop looking when you find the one at the courthouse, you might be missing out on some.Read More
The census forms the foundation of much of our genealogy research. But there is a section of it that is often overlooked. Here is how to use mortality schedules to find even more about your ancestors.Read More
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.Read More
When we see a reference to how much something cost “back in the old days,” it’s easy to marvel at how cheap it was. But that doesn’t take into account how much things cost compared to wages. So how can we tell just how much our ancestor was worth (financially)? There are some ways we…