March is our month to focus on Back to Genealogy Basics! Recently I have been getting more questions about how to get started in genealogy. Questions about where to start. Questions about the meaning/interpretation of records. Questions on locating available records. This month seems like the perfect time to delve into these questions. This isn’t just for beginners! In my early years of genealogy, I moved quickly through the records, adding names to my family tree generation by generation. But as we all know, you hit a brick wall eventually. Overlooked clues in the beginning of a search can be the key to avoiding some of these brick walls.
Join me this month as we look closely at vital records, census records, locating these records and more.