FamilySearch is one of the biggest genealogy websites out there, but most researchers barely scratch the surface of how it can be useful. If you’re feeling a little stuck in your research (and who doesn’t from time to time?!), here’s how you can use FamilySearch to jumpstart your genealogy.
Many people feel a special obligation to create the FindAGrave memorial for close family members. So what do you do when someone else already did? Here’s how to get your ancestor’s FindAGrave memorial transferred to you.
Countless Americans have an ancestor who fought for the Union during the Civil War. Research on these men often focuses on official records, such has pensions and compiled military service records. But the research shouldn’t stop there. The records of the Grand Army of the Republic should be part of your Civil War research.
Researching an ancestor who was in an asylum or state hospital is challenging, frustrating, and (often) emotional work. Success in finding the records comes from persistence and creativity. Here are some records and strategies to use when researching an ancestor in such an institution.
Having an online family tree can be a great way to connect with cousins, collaborate with others, and share your discoveries. There are different kinds of online trees, each with their plusses and minuses. Let’s take a look at each of them so you can decide which kind of online family tree is right for…