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Why I prefer to search for records, and update my tree, manually

In my post, Getting organized for my genealogy do-over, I had incorporated using hints to find records, and for attaching hints to my Ancestry tree.  After doing this for my 2 grandfathers, I determined that the best way to find all the records for them was to search manually. There were no hints for my… Continue reading Why I prefer to search for records, and update my tree, manually

Researching your family history

Whether to include online family trees in a “reasonably exhaustive search”

Michael John Neill on his RootDig Tip of the Day blog posed the question as to whether online family trees should be part of a reasonably exhaustive search, in his post A Few Random Thoughts on Trees Being a “Required” Part of a Search. My answer would be, it depends. As an example, my husband… Continue reading Whether to include online family trees in a “reasonably exhaustive search”

Researching your family history

Researching family history

1. National Archives bookshop.  This bookshop offers books providing information to help with family history research. These books cover a range of topics, from beginning your family history research, to more specific topics.  For example, in FindMyPast's 100in100 they had added a number of records collections for the PALS battalions - the National Archives bookshop also… Continue reading Researching family history