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.
Do you find yourself saying, “I can’t find my ancestor in the census?” Use these strategies and alternative genealogical records to find your missing ancestors. You know your ancestor is supposed to be in that census record. But…he/she is not. What happened? Did the census taker miss your ancestor in his rounds? Was your ancestor not home? Was your ancestor hiding out from the world? Or did the census record simply not survive for your ancestor’s location? Any number of reasons could exist for why you are not finding an ancestor in a particular census. If this happens to you – and it will! – as a researcher, you DO…
Wondering how to save money while trying to find your ancestors? Check out Ancestry.com's free genealogy records collections. You'll be surprised at what you find!
Vertical files found at a local or state library are often overlooked as valuable genealogy resources. Potentially find church directories, newspaper articles, maps and more! Talk to your librarian and start exploring these overlooked family history resource.
Searching for free historical maps to use in your genealogy research? Here are 16 websites with a variety of historic maps.