Family history starts out by most of us researching those important first facts – names, dates, places of birth, marriage and/or death that apply to our ancestor. But, to put “meat on the bones” as they say, we need to delve so much more. What was going on in their neighborhoods? state? in the country(…)
I often contemplate the lives of my ancestors. There are oftentimes in the middle of something during my day, I think of my ancestors and the lives they must have led. Here are some of those times that make me in awe of the things they lived through. When I go to the store I(…)
Maybe it’s because I’ve been researching my family’s history since 1972 that I get so frustrated with newbies who think of using only the Internet for their genealogy research. Maybe it’s because of the hundreds of dollars I’ve spent on retrieving remote courthouse documents that I get frustrated with people wanting everything now and free.(…)
DTP or Definitive Tangible Proof, in genealogy, is an item that provides direct evidence of the existence of an ancestor. Which can include, but is not limited to the following: birth/baptism/marriage/death records, military records, land deals (purchases/sales), tax lists/census, paintings/portraits/photographs, personal letters/journals, Wills/Estates, Probate records, Orphans “bound out” to individuals, grave markers, individual items used(…)
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Having no “formal” training in genealogy research, you learn from your mistakes, as most hobbyist do. Asking questions, is prudent, however you may find others not quite so willing to give answers. . In this case, it becomes, learn as go. The first advice I can give anyone, is document everything you can. What do(…)