Let’s be honest. The older death records, whether civil or church, do not always include the cause of death. And even when they do, they might be in an unfamiliar language or a term that isn’t common today. How do we puzzle this out? Here are some resources to help.
This time of the year I like to plan for learning opportunities in genealogy. The landscape has changed to some degree with more opportunities to watch conferences online, join a class or watch classes on YouTube. Let’s look at a few learning opportunities for 2023.
I recently found an inexpensive map of Paris at a thrift store. I was happy to find it as I wanted to map out the locations where ancestors lived in the late 1800s and early 1900s. While there are maps online, some are not detailed or printable. This made me think of plat maps. Nothing beats looking at the physical plat book. Let’s look at options for using plat books in our genealogy research.
How have you been doing with your goals in genealogy for 2023? Not quite hitting the mark? Me either. I have been distracted by new research opportunities and excellent zoom classes. While I could feel bad about this, I will focus on the positive. I’ve found new family information, learned a ton of new things and now have the opportunity to buckle down and refocus on my goals. Let’s look at some distractions that actually help you become a better genealogist.
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.