Obituaries: Content, Finding Copies & Search Tips

Obituaries and death notices are among the most sought-after documents by genealogists because they are generally rich in details.  An obituary is often the first thing people read in the newspaper (or online) each day, and, for many, it will be the last thing written about their lives. The earliest form of obituaries has beenContinue reading “Obituaries: Content, Finding Copies & Search Tips”

Amazon Prime Day, Save on Genealogy Products!

Amazon Prime Day 2021 is one of the largest shopping events of the year. It kicks off tomorrow, June 21 at midnight, and runs through June 22. This year’s shopping event promises millions of deals and the year’s best offers on Ancestry Bird Dog’s growing list of genealogy products. For those who are unfamiliar, AmazonContinue reading “Amazon Prime Day, Save on Genealogy Products!”

Assumptions: Genealogy Kryptonite

My Aunt Betty, who was a life-long genealogist, shared some of the best research advice— never make assumptions. Not only did she follow the genealogy golden rule of being precise and verifying her sources, she taught me that making an assumption can wreak havoc with your genealogy research.  That single piece of advice has heldContinue reading “Assumptions: Genealogy Kryptonite”

Quakers: Their History, Beliefs and Meticulous Records

Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends Quakers are members of a group with Christian roots that began in England in the 1650s. The formal title of the movement is the Society of Friends or the Religious Society of Friends.  Their founder was George Fox (1624-1691) of Leicestershire, England. Fox never intended to form a denomination,Continue reading “Quakers: Their History, Beliefs and Meticulous Records” Joins Facebook!

We are excited to announce that has joined Facebook! In the past, you probably discovered our posts and website through another Facebook page. If so, we’re thankful that you decided to click on our link, and hope you have continued to find our content both intriguing and helpful. We are grateful to the FacebookContinue reading “ Joins Facebook!”

FREE E-Book: “Making Family History Fun”

We want to help you defeat summer boredom with fun activities for the entire family! Whether you are a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle or other family member, you have an important role —passing your family and cultural history to the present and future generations. We’ve got you covered with lots of inexpensive, fun, family-friendlyContinue reading “FREE E-Book: “Making Family History Fun””

It’s Not Too Late: Watch May’s National Archives’ Presentations

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the National Archives’ Genealogy Series live in May, you don’t have to miss out! The YouTube video recordings and presentation materials are still available. Watch them at your convenience. May 4: Preserving and Digitizing Personal Photo Albums and Scrapbooks. Presenters were Sara Holmes, Conservator in Preservation ProgramsContinue reading “It’s Not Too Late: Watch May’s National Archives’ Presentations”

New Summertime Genealogy Apparel & Accessories

At we cover a wide variety of topics, from informative to intriguing to inspiring. But most of all, we want to help make genealogy fun! Like we say: Genealogy, begins as an Interest–Evolves into a Hobby– Becomes an Obsession. And, nothing helps set the mood more than fun apparel and accessories, designed just forContinue reading “New Summertime Genealogy Apparel & Accessories”

How to Access FamilySearch’s FREE Genealogy Libraries

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that operates the flagship Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as the Family History Centers and Affiliate Libraries across the globe.  FamilySearch and its predecessors haveContinue reading “How to Access FamilySearch’s FREE Genealogy Libraries”

Everything You Need to Know About Certificates of Death

In genealogy, researching an ancestor’s death should be one of your first steps when creating their family record, because most family research is worked backwards through a person’s life and then through multiple generations.  This article provides information family researchers need to know about death records/death certificates, as well as where to obtain copies andContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Certificates of Death”

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