How Much Was Your Ancestor Worth?

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…

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Tips to Find Your Scottish Ancestors

If bagpipes are the soundtrack of your genealogy, you probably have some Scottish ancestors. Tina Beaird recently shared with me some resources and methods for tracing your Scottish genealogy. Read More

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Citing Sources Without Stressing Out

Citing sources is one of those things in genealogy research that tends to make us kind of kind of twitchy. We know we should be doing it and we want to do them right… so we tend to stress out about it. But there is a key to thinking about citing sources—and it won’t raise…

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