Explore genealogy research tips designed to help you get the most out of your research. Find tutorials and in-depth posts on all things genealogy. Successful genealogy research requires solid research skills. Don't let that thought overwhelm you! [We're not in high school anymore. No grades will be given.] Like you, we all want to connect to our past through our ancestors. We want the current generations of our family to be grounded in their family history. We want to build and document the family tree for future generations to come. Let Are You My Cousin? take you through tutorials and teach you how to find your ancestors and build your family tree. You will find articles on research strategies, where and how to find the records your ancestors generated, and how to analyze those records. I want to make sure you are not missing out on potential genealogical clues to finding your ancestors. Most importantly, I want to help you not be overwhelmed! You will also learn about uncommon genealogy resources and how to think "outside of the genealogy box". Solving brick wall ancestor problems can require uncommon strategies. You will find a mixture of guides and tutorials on the website. Learn from tutorials such as:
- How To Do Free Genealogy Research on Ancestry.com Yes, genealogy does not have to be expensive.
- How To Determine Your Ancestor's Birth Date (Even When No Birth Records Exists)
- Your Guide To Cemetery Research – Are You Missing Important Genealogical Clues? [One of our most popular posts!]
Discover your New York ancestors on the Summer Road Trip through FindMyPast’s U. S. record collections. Start finding your ancestors. We are off to stop #2 on our Summer Road Trip with FindMyPast through the U. S. record collections. If you missed our first stop in Cincinnati, head back to the first post in our series and learn about your Ohioan ancestors. On to New York….🗽 Our Second Stop: New York City Here we are in the Big Apple! Many of our ancestors came into America at New York including my husband’s ancestors. While some settled and stayed in New York, others migrated to the Rochester, New York area. My…
Explore your Cincinnati ancestors with this virtual summer road trip through the records of FindMyPast. Learn records and resources to further your genealogy research, too!
Ready to start a FindMyPast free trial? How to get most out of your genealogy research and decide if it’s right for you. Spoiler Alert: The strategies I show you below work for all genealogy type free trials! Start With a Research Plan I might sound a bit like a broken record sometimes, but I have to say this one more time. Start your research with a plan! Prepping for a trip to an archive or prepping for research session online at one of the genealogy databases is really no different. You must start with a research plan. Your genealogy research plan does not have to be overly commplicated. Having…
Are you missing clues in the cemetery to your ancestors? Learn how to analyze an ancestor’s tombstone and find more genealogy records. As a genealogy researcher, I love cemetery research. [My children think I’m nuts!] Still, on-the-ground research in the cemetery where your ancestor(s) is buried can provide valuable information for your future genealogy research. In this post, we will look specifically at the tombstone. As part of your cemetery research, analyzing your ancestor’s tombstone is crucial. Cemetery Terminology Is there a difference between a gravestone, tombstone and a headstone? Yes. And no. Today, we used use the those three terms interchangeably, but that hasn’t always been the case. Originally,…