Time to Learn
More of us are sheltering in place, keeping physical social distancing a priority while trying to create normalcy for ourselves and our families. As family historians we can take advantage of this time to improve and grow with online learning.
St. Patrick’s Day snuck up on me this year. Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re like me, you are spending time at home and making the best of the situation. Declare March your opportunity to research your Irish roots online. Several articles and sites have highlighted the Irish records this month. Here are a few for you to check out.
Prices and Wages of the Past
Doesn’t it seem like goods cost more than they have previously? Whether this is perception or reality, I’ve started to think about how I could use salaries and prices to better understand my ancestors. Here are some ideas as well as great sites related to this topic.
OK. They really weren’t troublesome people while they were living. (At least I hope not!) But if you’re like me, you have them too…those ancestors who refuse to be found in normal records. Or that leave a lovely paper trail, until they just disappear. No trace of them can be found. I’ve decided to spend time this year focused a few of those ancestors. I’ve gathered ideas to help me in this quest.
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.