There are so many different types of sources that we can use in our genealogy. But no matter what type of source you're using, there are 4 things that you should do to get the most out of it.
It's a good idea to research all of the children in a family, rather than just the child from whom you descend. But how do you research the daughters when you don't know what name they were using? Here are some ways to approach that research.
Land records can give us loads of information about our ancestors. But what do you do when you go through the deed index and you can't find your ancestor's land records? There are some reasons why you're not finding them. Fortunately, there are some ways around it.
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.
Before you fill up the tank and hit the road, take some time to prepare for your genealogy road trip. Here are some things you can do ahead of time as well as a checklist of things to take with you that will help you have a successful and enjoyable trip.