The Genealogical Proof Standard might sound like something reserved for professional genealogists, but it’s for anyone who wants to do sound genealogy research. Here’s what it is, what it isn’t, and how it can help you.Pin This!Read More
Oh, that every record we use would be filled to the brim with details about our ancestors. Unfortunately, not every record is rich in detail. But just because it’s a skimpy record doesn’t mean we can’t use it. Here’s what to do when a record doesn’t tell you very much.Read More
You’ve read the books. You’ve searched in the databases. But did you know that one of the best resources in a genealogy library is often the librarian? Get more out of your visits to the library by asking these three things.1. “Can you help me?”I’ve noticed that there seems to be a hesitation about asking…
You’ve spent a lot of time, energy, and money tracing your family tree. Not to be morbid, but have you thought about what happens to all of that when you’re gone? Don’t leave things to chance. Here are 5 ways to preserve your genealogy research.Read More
Red. It’s the color of warning, of stopping, of taking action. Stop lights and stop signs. Lights on firetrucks and police cars. They’re all signs that we need to stop and look around. There are even red flags in genealogy. If we pay attention, they point out our mistakes in genealogy before things get too messy….