Join! Genealogy Tip of the Day

The inspiration for this tip comes from what I’ve been doing all day today.  It’ll need a little background.  You know that I’m a genealogist; I work with, teach, lecture and learn genealogy.  As a result, I believe it’s important to make as many “connections” in the field as possible. I belong to the Association…

Facebook for Genealogists

Facebook (FB so I don’t have to type it a thousand times in this blog) to me was a big waste of time.  I don’t need to know what all my friends and family are doing 24/7.  I suppose I got roped in a little when the grandchildren began to arrive.  Who can resist that??…

Copyright – Finally, some good news!

The Legal Genealogist, Judy G Russell, blogs every single day!  And they’re always informative and easy to understand. That’s because she speaks and writes in English not “Lawyer-speak”! Her blog today is about a tremendous resource offered by the New York Public Library.  You can, and should, read her blog here.  You can and should…

Double Dates – They’re Not What You Think!

So you’ve found that elusive colonial era document and you see that your ancestor was born 22 January 1688/89.  Your first impulse might be to ignore it, or maybe just assume that someone in the 17th century wasn’t really sure of the exact year. Actually, 1688/89 is absolutely correct!  But it’s a little complicated to…

Aunt Sarah

Since i changed the theme of this blog, I’ve been using the same background picture.  I’m reluctant to change it as I believe that the visual consistency is important.  But then I say to myself, “If people are paying attention to the content rather then the design, it shouldn’t make a difference.”  I never have…