Feeling a little bogged down with your genealogy research? Need a fun project for the summer that just might have the added bonus of helping break down a brick wall? Try creating a timeline for your family. I had finished writing the report for my first generation of my accreditation project, but I lacked any mention of church records. Those are important for researching in the south, but my family moved around so much in Indian Territory/Oklahoma, that I didn't know where to start. To find church records, I needed to know my family's religion and an idea of locations where...
Have you hit the proverbial brick wall in your family history research? Are you at a loss for taking the next step? What you might need is to invest in a local family history book written about your ancestor’s town, county, or general area. I wrote about the importance of understanding localities in my post “Location, Location, Location: Putting Your Ancestors in their Place.” Today's post is about learning even more about that place where your ancestors lived. I was at a loss about how to research records in the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory that would become part of Oklahoma...
Do you have a difficult ancestor? One that just won't stay put in one place? Are records difficult to find in the location you finally have him pinpointed? Have you been more interested in finding names and dates than discovering the what, where, and why of your family? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, maybe it's time to take a step back from searching for specific records and put your ancestors in their place. Below are three research tips to get you started. To learn more about the genealogy research process and the importance of understanding...
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