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(…)
In my last article I wrote about the importance of flushing out the lives of your ancestors – learning about what they did every day, what their environment was like – to paint a clearer picture of who they really were. Sometimes, though, this can be a dangerous undertaking. Every once in a while something(…)
Genealogy Education is a key part of learning how to do family research in a way to help you learn the skills needed to find your ancestors and the clues they left behind. As I researched to see what educational opportunities there were for those who wish to enhanced their skills, I was amazed to see what was available. Some did have a fee, but quite a bit was FREE and available to do in our own homes. Even for those who have been doing genealogy for years, there is usually always something to learn. It is also helpful for those who have gained genealogical knowledge, to lecture and share with others. Here are some of the things I learned are available.
Anyone doing genealogical research, whether experienced or novice, is typically looking at records…lots and lots of records. These documents provide us with facts about the person being researched, such as dates and places of birth, marriage and death, land ownership or residence. What often gets forgotten is that our ancestors were more than just a(…)
Genealogical research is very rewarding and there are many opportunities to learn the different aspects of it. But, some of these opportunities come with a price tag, which some of us can not afford. Or maybe we can attend one or two of them a year, but miss out on several others. What can we do to take advantage of those seminars, conferences and educational moments that we are not able to attend personally?