5 ways to find out more about your ancestors.

find out more about your ancestors

  You would think, since we live in a digital age, we would be more in touch with exactly who we are and where our families came from. There was a time when most UK and western families were comprised of Britons who could trace their lineage back countless generations. Such is the case with our family. …

Transcription: Virginia Marriage Records, ‘G’ surnames

Amelia County, Virginia

  Transcription of page 40 showing surnames beginning with ‘G’ of “Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850.”   April 24, 1777——Gray, William & Susan Crenshaw (d. of Mary.) October 18, 1781——Gray, William & Lucy Wilson. September, 5, 1782——Gray, Gabriel (son of John) & Rebecca Willson. July, 1818——Gray, Edwin & Rebecca McGasson. February 10, 1768——Green, Wm. & Obedience …

Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

Resource file.

  Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don’t they, but what year did that area develop?   Did you know that in earlier times, it was in the Oregon Territories?   Hmm.   And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh?   These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be overwhelming …

RootsMagic users to soon be able to search Ancestry.com directly via hints.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 1Dec 2015.

Well, it’s finally happening folks!   Ancestry.com and RootsMagic are teaming up, setting the stage for RootsMagic users to soon be able to search Ancestry.com directly via hints.   This is a brand new announcement and as eager as we may be to get to use the new features it’s going to be several months before the …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.

Genealogy research center.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 14 Jan 2016.   Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Liberia Liberia, Marriage Records, 1941-1974 Poland Poland, Radom Roman Catholic Church Books, 1587-1966 Ukraine Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1734-1920 …

Finding people: A simple chart for genealogists – or anyone else.

A roadmap for researching genealogy.

  When researching my family’s genealogy, it’s all too easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of information we find, must document, and remember if it can prove useful later on.   I love this infographic because it’s simple, informative and very helpful to genealogists – or anyone else intent on finding people.   After …

Births and Deaths from the Parish Registers of Albemarle, Sussex, Virginia.

  The following is my transcription of the births and deaths from the Parish Registers of Albemarle, Sussex, Virginia; originally printed in William and Mary College, Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. XIV, July 1905, No. 1. Click on the images to see a full size image.   WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE Quarterly Historical Magazine VOL. XIV. …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 31 Dec 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 31 Dec 2015.   I do apologize for taking such a long break (since December 22nd) from blogging, but it’s the first time I’ve had more than one day off from blogging in a row in five years. This Christmas was particularly stressful …