Church records can fill in the gaps caused by non-existent vital records. Even when we do have civil vital records, church records often contain different pieces of information. They can be invaluable to our genealogy research. But to get into these records, it helps to know what church your ancestor attended. Here’s how you can…
It’s easy to fall into a routine when it comes to looking for genealogy records. Check out a couple of favorite websites, maybe hit an Internet search engine, and just keep repeating. Break out of that rut with these 7 free genealogy websites that you might be overlooking.
Newspapers are a gold mine of information for genealogy research. Facts, context, photographs — what more could you ask for? But if you’re stopping with the “regular” daily and weekly newspapers where your ancestor lived, you might be stopping too soon. Here are 3 other types of newspapers that every genealogist should know.
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