Three Very Cool Online Collections from the National Archives

The National Archives, has just announced the third in a series of online finding aid tools: the Donated Collection Explorer. Rather than me trying to explain it, please go to the link above. As of September 2021, there are 829,815 scans from Donated Collections online representing 1.500% of the estimated total number of 55,316,116 estimated total textual pages. Yes, they have a …

The Ancestor Hunt Greatest Hits

To celebrate this, the 8th anniversary of the birth of “The Ancestor Hunt”, we are making available a Greatest Hits Album. There are two sides (A Side and B Side), each with 6 Tracks (posts) each, along with 4 Bonus Tracks (posts). These are the most popular of the hundreds of posts published by The …

Write Your Autobiography Easily with “A Life Untold”

  For those of you who follow The Ancestor Hunt, you know that I rarely if ever promote products.  However, I do like to make you aware of new offerings that you might wish to explore. I have always wanted to write my autobiography, not to mention writing biographies of some of my favorite ancestors. …

Recording Your Families History – A Great Alternative to Writing

I have been having discussions for the last few months with my friend Alan Martin about recording one’s family history as an alternative or adjunct to writing it. I have been writing my ancestor’s family history through blog posts on my two family history websites for years.  I fully intend to write a book about one …