Can you judge a piece of research simply by looking at the source list? Is a long list of sources a guarantee of the quality of the research?
Have your really proven your ancestry? Finding information online is great, but should only be considered a first step. To prove your ancestry you need to verify sources and references. Rootsweb Review has a good article on how.
Here’s my bit of wisdom for a Wednesday: don’t stop your research into a document at the abstract. Find the full document.
In looking for information about Roxburghshire, Scotland I came across the FamilySearch Wiki information on Scotland. This site includes information on all the Scottish counties, including information on available records […]
One of the joys of browsing other genealogy blogs—besides getting ideas on how to organize information, which always intrigues the designer in me—is finding new goodies to help my research. […]
We’ve all heard how diseases can now be predicted by blood tests that search our DNA for specific markers, thus proving that a lot of the most common ailments run […]
So, just how many Henry Hoobers were there in the Conestoga (now Pequea)/Martic (now Providence)/Lampter/Strasburg township area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania? If you’d asked me that question yesterday, I’d have […]
As you may know I’ve been working with land records a lot recently. I started with the surveys available for Lancaster County land warrants and patents, grouping them by township […]
For some reason I got stuck on John Hoover today when I was deciding where to start on my Huber/Hoover work. Which John Hoover, you ask? I was hoping to […]
There’s an excellent article in the Broomfield Enterprise by Julie Miller—”Internet is resource, but not do-all genealogy tool.” She makes the argument that the internet is not the be all, […]