This week I thought I would ask a question about someone in my SIL's tree. Remember the advice to stay focused? Well, I had a difficult time following my own advice to stay on track and stay focused on the question at hand. Step away from the research. After a brief break to refocus I … Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole and how a question was answered
Here is a twist on getting the information you have on an ancestor out there and in print for others in your family to see. Most of us compile a report with our genealogy software, I use RootsMagic, and while we as family historians like all the details, most family members do not. Have … Continue reading Make it Visual
Follow my blog with Bloglovin (the above photo is not the cemetery in my story but how I imagine it too look if it had headstones) Looking for the cemetery in Forks of Coal, WV where my great grandfather Millard Stephens is buried has been a fascinating journey. It started when I asked the question … Continue reading A Hunting We Will Go, Cemetery Hunting that is
A simple enough question and yet because I wanted to not only answer it but put it all on Google Earth Pro and make a quick movie out of it, it took waaaaayyyyy longer. This is actually a fun project to do and you can do it for one person or for a family. It … Continue reading Where did Millard Stephens live?
This year we are starting a challenge for ourselves and our followers. Ok, mostly for me so I can make some headway on my research in a timely fashion. The challenge is to answer a question a week or a month (depending on how much research it will take). My first question of the … Continue reading Ask and you shall recieve…maybe
Newspapers are a wonderful resource to use in your genealogical pursuits. They are filled with not only birth, marriage, and death notices but also social comings and goings as well as crimes committed. You might also find ads for your ancestors business or farm and agricultural reports. Our latest podcast, episode #26, goes into … Continue reading Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
In our most recent podcast, we talk about research in the different regions of the United States. Some states we love and others not so much based on what is available online and at the local level. Here are a few places to use for your research in the different regions. New England has a … Continue reading Researching Coast to Coast
Summer is almost here and for most of us, it is the perfect time for a vacation and or travel. Why not include a little genealogy research while you are out and about? In our next lastest podcast, Amy and I will discuss how to plan and execute a research trip or in my case, how to … Continue reading Ready for a research trip?
This month's podcast is all about immigration and ship records. Where did our ancestors come from? How did they get here? Who did they travel with and what do the records tell us? We dive into where records are located, how to find them and what we can find about our ancestors in those records. … Continue reading Over the Ocean Blue
December is usually such a busy month with no time for genealogy research but both Amy and I find we are knee deep in research. We are squeezing it into any spare moment and coming up with some great finds thanks to fellow researchers and librarians across the country. I have been able to go … Continue reading Privacy Issues in Genealogy Research