Finding interesting tidbits about places where your ancestor settled helps paint a picture of what their life was like in that place and time. In addition to larger library/government sites and the larger genealogy sites, I enjoy finding smaller sites that individuals have pulled together. Let’s look at a few.
My Irish ancestors are among my most challenging ancestors to research, always in the background teasing me to find more about them. This week I thought we’d focus on some Irish resources including some interesting blogs that will help you research your family. Let’s look.
Have you carved out more time to do research into your family history during this strange year? If so, you’ve probably acquired more digital and paper files to review and utilize. Let’s look how a research log can help you become a better organized researcher.
The longer than you have been researching your family’s history, the more you realize the importance of exploring collateral lines including your ancestor’s siblings. Not only will this add to the richness of your story, but it has the potential to help you with brick walls. Let’s look.
As I was thinking about this week’s blog, I was distracted by research into German records. This led me down the path of ancestral villages as they are key to finding German (and most countries’) records. Our ancestors and their “home” villages give us a unique view into their lives. Let’s look at ways we can add some depth to our descriptions of these villages in our family stories.
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.