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Need a few helpful hints to find those elusive ancestors? Find 14 of my favorite and best tips to start growing your family tree!
Are you missing out on vital family history clues, because of poor assumptions? 🤔 I often hear from fellow genealogists who wished they had obtained oral family history from their older relatives sooner. Now, many find it too late. A relative has passed away or dementia is claiming the memory of a loved one. These 5 tips will help you get started and ensure you and your family member(s) have an enjoyable time connecting and reminiscing.
Find your ancestors in the records of the holidays they celebrated! Seasonal holidays generated many Christmas genealogy records you can use to find your ancestors. The holidays are upon us. We are shopping, baking, wrapping presents, traveling….. and more! Despite all the business of the season, Christmas (and holidays in general) is a fantastic time of year to research your genealogy and family history. Surprised? I was, too, initially, but it makes sense. Religious holidays such as Christmas create their own records and their own traditions. These traditions can be handed down through the generations. Have you considered what traditions and associated records can tell you about your ancestors? And…
Oral history is a crucial part of your family history research. Learn vital clues to family relationships, family migrations and even the personalities of your ancestors.