Upon the decision to start collecting family data from Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Siblings and Grandchildren, there follows suggestions on how to perform this function. First, obtain sufficient copies of the Family Group Sheet (FGS). Second, prepare an E-mail and a letter for those without e-mail to transmit your request to all relatives. Third, word the [...]
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I found an article in the recent winter 2010 Volume 11 issue of the American Ancestors (which until recently was called New England Ancestors). The magazine is published quarterly by the New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The article was by James R. Miller and entitled Philatelic Genealogy Update. The article was a followup [...]
Who Do You Think You Are? begins Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8/7 Central on NBC. Share a heartwarming journey through family history with Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmitt Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon and Spike Lee as they discover the stories of their ancestors. Who Do You Think You Are? also [...]
There comes a time when your brick wall is truly a brick wall and you have exhausted all known methods of obtaining data on a particular person or family. Perhaps it is now time to turn to a professional for help. First would be a need for someone in a U.S. town, county or state [...]
When one performs research for ancestors and the lives they lived in the past, it is worth consideration to include historical events and matters as they stood at a particular point in time. I will offer a few examples from my own efforts only to suggest a train of thought. My father joined the Army [...]
If you have any connection with your ancestors to New England, I highly recommend you join the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). The value of this organization can not be overstated. They are a gold mine to researchers! Now, the NEHGS has created an alliance with Footnote.com. Footnote has a free search capability, but [...]
It is proper in genealogical research to place the county with city and town locations. For example, “…he was born in Madisonville, Hopkins County, KY.” Why? Because over time county boundaries changed and while an ancestor may have changed his address, his actual location or home may have remained the same. As complete a description [...]