If you are like me, I always am willing to research my Irish roots. They are probably the most challenging of my ancestors. For many years there were so few records available. That continues to change with more records online. Let’s look at the Irish Estate Maps.
Today is turbulent spring weather day with thunderstorms, hail and wind predicted for a large region. I was thinking about how weather impacted our ancestors, not only as pioneers in the United States and Canada but also in the home country. We can weave weather related items into our family story if we do the research. Let’s look.
If you have been doing your family history research for any length of time, you likely want to find the ship that carried your ancestor to the new country. If you have an ancestor with the last name equivalent of Smith or Jones like my Sullivans and Cotters from Ireland, it become a bit trickier. With more records available online, all hope is not lost. Let’s look.
I recently received information and a link about Artifcts which is a newer service for preserving information about your “stuff” for family. (And no I didn’t spell it wrong…although spellchecker thinks so!) It appears to be another tool to consider when preserving your family heirloom information. Let’s look.
Hopefully, you’ve had time to search the 1950 Census Records for your family. In an earlier blog I pointed you to resources to access that census. This week I want to share a few tips that I think will be helpful.
Wishing you all a wonderful Easter in 2022. Hope it will be a time spent with friends and family! Hopefully we all will have nicer weather in the coming weeks.
In case you were wondering how your relatives celebrated Easter, here are links to Easter history.
Easter - Dates, Easter Eggs & Easter Bunny - HISTORY
A history of Easter feasts and why the English breakfast might be medieval (theconversation.com)
This Is What Easter Has Looked Like Throughout History | Martha Stewart
I hope you have found your families in the 1950 Census Records. I enjoy adding more layers to the family story and solving puzzles with the additional information. As I was reviewing my immediate family, I found myself intrigued by the data related to the neighbors. Let’s look at how we can use this information.
We are all eagerly awaiting the 1950 Census release as family historians. By the time this posts we should have access to this census. While the 1950s seems more current than most of our research, it has been 72 years. Let’s look at ways to make the most of this release.
As part of my scanning and organizing adventures this year, I have created a binder of documents that I have already scanned and plan to review further. One document led me on a search to determine if my information was correct. I titled this identifying your ancestor but really, we are identifying and verifying information about our relatives but that’s too wordy for a title. <smile>. Let’s look.
For those of you who have ties to New York City, the Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) has completed a digitization project which you will find helpful in your genealogy research. Let’s look.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.