I’ve been working on A Hacker-Hocker Family recently and decided I needed to add flavor to the narrative. Unfortunately, while there are scads of information about historical events and personages, I wasn’t able to find much on the day-to-day lives of the common people—people like my ancestors. Until, however, I found this book.
A recent post on Vita Brevis explains the benefits of adding city directories to your go-to research sources.
During genealogical research, it is common to come across terms which you may not understand—either because they are legal terms or because the context doesn’t fit your understanding of the […]
Have an ancestor who was born before 1910 or died in Missouri? Check out the “Missouri Birth and Death Records” collection at Missouri Digital Heritage. I found death certificates for […]
Soon everyone on the United States will be able to order LDS microfilm from the comfort of their desk chair!
I was recently going through the stacks of materials distributed around my “office” when I came across a document I’d ordered from PERSI—”Proceedings of the Committee of Observation for Elizabeth […]
In March our thoughts turn to Ireland—and where else would they be with St. Patrick’s Day coming up? So, this announcement is rather timely! If you’ve got ancestors from Donegal, listen up…
FamilySearch. org has added new records for Brazil, England, India, Italy, Nicaragua, Spain, Wales and the United States.
The National Archives launched Online Public Access (OPA) on Dec. 27th. What is it and what information does it include?
I’m always looking for new ways to research my family. Living in New England, I’m a long way away from sources of Pennsylvania information. So, I especially love to find […]