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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Traveling Across the Ocean…Genealogy Research in Catholic Records
Jen Baldwin of FindMyPast joined me recently to talk about researching ancestors in Catholic records. FindMyPast’s Catholic Heritage Archive is the go-to for researching your Catholic ancestors. If you are not familiar with these records at FindMyPast you are in for a treat! Let’s look at a few highlights, and then I recommend you sit back and watch the replay of our recent Facebook/Youtube Live located at the bottom of this post. Know Your History – History Dictates the Records! As genealogy researchers we know social history including the religious and political climate is important to the research process. Understanding the history of the Catholic church in the country where…
RootsTech Connect 2021 + Super Fun Offers!
RootsTech 2021 is almost here! It’s sort of like Christmas for genealogy researchers! It’s all so exciting! Let’s keep that holiday feeling with TWO “Black Friday” – RootsTech – type offers for your consideration. Offer #1 – A Live Masterclass Happening in March Live Masterclass: “Out of the Box” Tools for Your Genealogy Research (To be presented on – 17 March 2021.) – $37, now $27 (Expires 27 Feb 2021) If you cannot attend the Live masterclass, don’t worry. You will have access to the replay. Offer #2 – Genealogy Coaching Genealogy Coach for a Day! – $197, now $147. Here’s your chance to “rent my brain” for a day. …
How To Find Your Hidden American Ancestors in British Records
Should you research overseas records for your American ancestors? Yes! Explore how to find “hidden” American ancestors in British records! Jen Baldwin of FindMyPast joined me recently to discuss finding “hidden” American ancestors in British records. What better way to spend time than learning about new places to look for our ancestors! Did you miss it our live chat? No worries! You can catch the replay at the bottom of this post. 👇😀 Jen’s Best Tip for Using FindMyPast To Find Your American Ancestors I have a strong British heritage, and have been using FindMyPast for quite a while now in my genealogy research. I now realize I have been…
A Baker’s Dozen of Free Genealogy Websites! Are You Missing These?
Explore more free genealogy websites for your ancestors. 13 helpful and lesser used databases, for the genealogy researcher. We’ve all heard it. “It” being not all records we need for genealogy research are online. That is absolutely true. We’ve also heard (and experienced) that genealogy research can be expensive. Also, absolutely true. Subscription databases, DNA tests and travel to archives and local libraries all add up. Saving money and being frugal genealogy researchers is important to us! We have limited genealogy dollars and we want to make those dollars count. I’m here to help! 13 Free Genealogy Websites I’ve got a baker’s dozen (13) free genealogy websites that you might…