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Ancestral Discovery

Genealogical conferences

An important part of finding your ancestors (and not someone else’s with the same name) is developing your genealogical skills.

Trust, but verify

I want to share some other genealogical databases that are more general.

Our ancestors in the news

Here, we’re going to look at the value of newspapers. This insightful record set can give us details of our ancestors not found elsewhere.

Ancestral given (first) names

When doing family research, first — or given — names can also be perplexing.

Name that ancestor

For Jewish genealogists, names are one of the most challenging aspects of finding our ancestors.

Genealogy software helps organize your work

About creating online family trees: genealogy software can be a tremendous help in keeping your work organized.

Planting your family tree

Previously, I talked about organizing your genealogical documents, photos, stories and other materials and passing them on to future generations. One of the most...

Making sure your family history survives

As I watched the horrific Marshall Fire spread just five miles from me, I couldn’t help but think not only of the human suffering, but also those irreplaceable pieces...

Don’t agonize — organize!

There’s a political adage: “Don’t agonize — organize!” This applies to genealogy, too. We often agonize over our unorganized, growing mountain of “stuff,”...

Getting those records is a journey

I previously presented the different kinds of documents that might have captured your ancestors, and where you might find them.