Search tips… Soundex…

Search tips can be very helpful, even for an experienced genealogist.  Everyone falls into a rut from time to time or a particular set of web sites are used and others forgotten. I liked Linkpendium for a while, but it never earned a place in my “must look at” list.  Having said that, it’s back…

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…