Can’t Find A Marriage Record For Your Ancestor? 3 Reasons Why!
Finding an ancestor's marriage record can be quite challenging. Explore 3 reasons why you may not be finding that marriage record and where to look.
10 FREE Social History Sites To Improve Your Genealogy Research
Explore these free social history and genealogy resources to find your ancestors, bring the family stories to life and connect with past generations. Social history is buzzing in the genealogy world these days. More and more genealogy researchers are understanding the importance of social history and how it applies to breaking down those genealogy brick walls. Or at least, knocking out a brick or two. 🙂 I lost my great grandfather for a time in the records. James Abe White of Surry County, NC does not appear in the 1930 U. S. Census. His wife Stella is listed as the head of the household. If you didn’t know better, you…
Researching Female Ancestors? You Can Overcome Those Research Roadblocks!
Trouble researching female ancestors? Learn how to find those elusive females in your family tree with these genealogy research strategies. Her name is Joanna Barrett. Or is it? Is Barrett her maiden name or a married name? If a married name, is it from a first or second marriage? All I really know before Joanna ended up in Surry County, North Carolina, is that she was born in Ireland and had a daughter – also named Joanna – in America. Joanna is a brick wall female ancestor. We all have brick wall ancestors, and many of those brick walls represent female ancestors. While you might want to throw your hands…
Using Pre-1850 Records To Find An Ancestor’s Children
Many researchers struggle to trace their female ancestors. Moving into the pre-1850 census records and the search gets even harder. Tougher still is tracing are our ancestors who were children prior to the 1850 U.S. census. While the search for young children in early records is hard, it is certainly not an impossible search. If you suspect your ancestor had young children or are researching your ancestor as a young child, you owe it to your research (and them) to check all possible records. Using Pre-1850 Records To Find An Ancestor’s Children This article primarily addresses U.S. records. If you are research ancestors outside of the U.S., seek out that…