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How To Trace Your Family Tree
Wondering how to trace your family tree? Find genealogy how-to articles to successfully find your ancestors and build your family tree. Finding your ancestors does not have to overwhelming, but it does take time. Learning step by step is the key to successful genealogy research. Here at Are You My Cousin? you will learn:
- How to start your research the right way (Hint: It's with a plan!)
- How to progress your research forward
- How to find and use both common and uncommon genealogy records.
ArchiveGrid is a power online finding aid genealogy researchers do not want to overlook! (And it’s FREE!) As an online finding aid, ArchiveGrid accesses over 1000 institutions and 5+million of archival records including personal papers, family records, old documents and original manuscripts. They have listings for across the US and internationally as well. Now, imagine your ancestors hiding away in a small repository’s records you never even knew existed. I, for one, do not want to miss out on finding important genealogical clues lcoated in areas I never thought to look. I know you do not either. How To Use ArchiveGrid For Genealogy Research Once you learn the steps to…
If you are a genealogy researcher, you no doubt have experienced difficulty reading and transcribing old documents or an ancestor’s letters. The cause might be bad handwriting or simple documents that have faded with age. [I think I inherited my bad handwriting from my ancestors! At least that’s what I’ going with.] Being able to transcribe and read those original documents or precious family heirloom letters is crucial to us as genealogy researchers. Incorrectly transcribing a record can lead to incorrect conclusions or missed information/clues about our ancestors. I was recently asked by Vivid-Pix to test a new feature in their RESTORE software. WOW, this is what every genealogist needs!…
A guide to creating your genealogy research plan using Trello. Start finding your ancestors with a organized genealogy research plan. You know you should create a genealogy research plan for finding your ancestors, but are you wondering “How?” Maybe you’re really wondering “Why?”. Do you really need to create a genealogy research plan? Maybe you are having flashbacks to those high school term papers! I have to tell you our high school teachers were on to something! Why You Want To Create a Genealogy Research Plan Creating your genealogy research plan will: Keep you on track – and off those rabbit trails – when actively researching. Make you more efficient…