Noncomputer-based genealogical resources
Mark FearerDec 01, 2022
A guide to non-digital educational resources.
If — make that when — you hit the brick wall
Mark FearerNov 03, 2022
In the genealogy world, we use the term “brick wall” when we seem to go as far as we can in finding a particular ancestor or branch. I hope this isn’t too...
The database with the most records is free
Mark FearerOct 06, 2022
FamilySearch has many features, but this column will only deal with the database, since it’s the most popular one.
Mark FearerSep 01, 2022
The major genealogy databases are Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage and FindMyPast. All have international record sets and are overlapping, but all have some unique...
Mark FearerAug 04, 2022
An important part of finding your ancestors (and not someone else’s with the same name) is developing your genealogical skills.
Trust, but verify
Mark FearerJun 30, 2022
I want to share some other genealogical databases that are more general.
Our ancestors in the news
Mark FearerJun 02, 2022
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
Mark FearerMay 05, 2022
When doing family research, first — or given — names can also be perplexing.
Name that ancestor
Mark FearerMar 31, 2022
For Jewish genealogists, names are one of the most challenging aspects of finding our ancestors.
Genealogy software helps organize your work
Mark FearerMar 03, 2022
About creating online family trees: genealogy software can be a tremendous help in keeping your work organized.