Genealogy Tips

Tuesday’s Tips – Other options for searching names

Reverse name order In searching for my uncle on FamilySearch, I couldn’t find an entry for him, but I knew I had already found his entry on BillionGraves, so his entry should’ve come up on FamliySearch, since they have indexes to BillionGraves memorials.  And then I remembered why I couldn’t find it – because the… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tips – Other options for searching names

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your Favorite Toys as a Child

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was: 1)  Jen on Auntie Jen's Family Trees posted "Throwback Thursday Favorite Toys"on 23 January, and Linda S. thought it would make a good SNGF topic.  I agree!… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Your Favorite Toys as a Child

Researching your family history

Should you use research logs or journals?

I’ve been researching my family history for nearly 30 years now, and I’ve never used a research log or journal.  I watched the Legacy Family Tree Webinar New Tools and Ideas in Research, and he suggested that you should keep a research journal.  I also noticed that Geoff Rasmussen talks about his research journal in… Continue reading Should you use research logs or journals?

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Friday Finds 24 Jan 2020

Each Friday, I have been sharing the new and updated collections from Ancestry, FindMyPast, and FamilySearch, as well as links to details about other new, and not so new, records and tools. The following were the New and Updated collections at ancestry.com.au this week. NEW Bad Doberan, Germany, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1876-1981 22/01/2020 UPDATED Washington, Death Index, 1940-2014… Continue reading Friday Finds 24 Jan 2020

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Thursdays Tips – FamilySearch

At this stage, I am still focusing on websites that are free to search with records from Victoria, Australia.   I started with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and then looked at websites with newspapers.  The next type of record I use are cemetery records.  The first site I use to find cemetery records… Continue reading Thursdays Tips – FamilySearch

Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Where Were Your Ancestral Families in the 1950 US Census?

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was: 1)  The 1950 United States Census release to the public is just over two years away (on 1 April 2022).   2) Who in your… Continue reading Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Where Were Your Ancestral Families in the 1950 US Census?