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.
Discover why newspapers are indispensable in your genealogical quest, offering glimpses into daily life, community context, and personal stories beyond vital records. From legal proceedings to social and cultural history, newspapers provide a multifaceted view of your forebears.
Embark on a captivating voyage through time with ship passenger lists as your compass. These invaluable documents unveil the untold stories of your ancestors' journeys, offering a profound connection to their past. By mastering the art of interpreting these lists, you'll unlock a treasure trove of information. Discover how to overcome common challenges like misspelled names and ambiguous locations, ensuring no detail goes unnoticed. With each entry, you'll gain insights into your family's immigration experience, confirming vital details and potentially uncovering new branches of your family tree. As you delve into these records, be prepared for an emotional and powerful journey that breathes life into your family's history. Sail through…
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…
Attending a genealogy conference - big or small- is a great way to further your genealogy education. But.... not everyone can attend a live event in person. Work, cost, and family obligations can send the genealogy researcher to seek educational opportunities online. These come in all forms - webinars, blog posts, videos, e-courses. Explore a variety of opportunities to sharpen your skills.