Who Are My Relatives - Using FamilySearch

Who Are My Relatives? – Using FamilySearch

How much do you know about FamilySearch? Well, I am discovering a lot about its exemplary features. Did you know that FamilySearch’s Family Tree, is a social network that connects people with their ancestors? This community-based aspect is a single place for people to store sources about their ancestors and communicate with others working on …

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Genealogy and Census Records-Unique Features

Genealogy and Census Records – Unique Features

I love searching census records; they are similar to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. In each document, I find new puzzle pieces; sometimes, the puzzle pieces don’t fit right away, but in those cases, I set them aside till I find other pieces to the puzzle, and then they fit perfectly. It is exciting to …

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How To Find Female Ancestors - To Balance Your Tree

How To Find Female Ancestors – To Balance Your Tree

I am sure you realize we have an equal number of female and male ancestors in our family trees, but those females are overlooked occasionally. The reality and reason for this delay in our research efforts are that they first change their surnames when they marry. The second reason is that they had few legal …

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American Civil War Records

American Civil War Records

You probably have at least one ancestor that served in a military conflict. American history is full of those conflicts. This article will talk about records from The Civil War era and why they are so valuable. There are two reasons why this period is so relevant to a genealogist. The first is the Scale; …

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Search Last Name Origins

Search Last Name Origin

Wouldn’t it be nice to see a list of all Surnames from around the world? Yes, that would be amazing to have in one’s possession. Let’s take this one step further and add to this list the Origin of each Surname, even more fantastic. Okay, a person can dream! This topic has been a challenge …

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How To Find Immigration Records

How To Find Immigration Records

When I started my genealogy research many years ago, I had no idea about the rich heritage I would discover. I knew a bit about my father’s line and grew up believing that our surname was Pennsylvania Dutch. I didn’t know what that meant, but that’s at least something. I never knew my mother until …

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Cyndi's List Of Genealogy Sites

Cyndi’s List Of Genealogy Sites

In this article, we will discover another of the beautiful genealogy websites that provide valuable tools to assist in your research. This site offers a comprehensive list of categorized and cross-references links that direct the user to genealogy research sites. This list is what I would describe as an online library; the categories are alphabetical, …

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Research With Google Maps

Research With Google Maps

Have you thought about using maps in your research? Well, I have so; as a result, I started to use them more than just looking to find the location of a particular relative at the time I was researching. They provide resourceful information about our ancestors. That is our mission to discover our loved ones, …

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How To Find A Grave Online

How To Find A Grave Online

Now we will look into a fantastic research tool, another one of my favorite ways to research and get to know my ancestors. Have you ever considered the amount of information that you can derive from visiting your ancestor’s gravesites? I enjoy finding deceased family members in cemeteries; if I could, I would make a …

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