Genealogy Resources

Knowing the genealogy resources to use for your specific research project will make you you a more efficient and successful researcher.

You are getting started in the search for your ancestors and beginning to wonder, “Which genealogy resources do I need?”  Well, that’s why I’m here.

A large variety of genealogy resources ranging from general to specific  are available to you.  Resources might be one of the big genealogy databases. Or vital records found at the county government level. Or private collection papers. Or….. you get the idea.

Taking the time to learn what type of resources are available to you for your specific research project will make you a more efficient and successful researcher.

If you need someone to help you determine your best resources, I can help. CLICK here to check out my genealogy consultation services.  The links below will also help you explore available resources.

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How To Research Your Destitute Ancestors – Yes, It’s Possible

Were your ancestors poor? To research and find destitute ancestors, seek out records created for the care of the community’s poor. One of the common frustrations I hear from you, my readers, is the lack of records for your destitute or poor ancestors.  Yes, our poor ancestors certainly present with some unique research challenges. Why …

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Summer Road Trip: How To Discover Your Ancestors in Philadelphia!

Discover your Philadelphia ancestors and experience history in the virtual summer road trip through FindMyPast’s U.S. record collections! We are at our last stop 🚗on our Summer Road Trip through the U. S. records at FindMyPast! If you missed our stops in Cincinnati, New York and Baltimore, no problem. You can catch up here: Summer …

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