16 Places Where You Can Find Genealogy and Family History Books

One resource that should be used more by family history researchers is genealogy books. There are hundreds of thousands of local history, family history, and genealogy books that have been published. A large percentage have been digitized, and even more, are on library shelves and can be borrowed –  either from a local library, a […]

64 Genealogy Items to Collect from Your Home

Are you just starting your genealogy research? Are you going to write your autobiography or a bunch of family stories? Maybe you are going to write a biography of your grandmother? In any case, you are surrounded by genealogy-related items in your home (or in your grandmother’s home)! Here’s a list of the kinds of […]

History Hub – A Crowdsourced History and Genealogy Research Platform

Have you checked out History Hub (https://historyhub.history.gov)  to visit their communities and ask questions that could help further your genealogy research?  History Hub is sponsored by the National Archives and was developed by them in 2016 as a community crowdsourced support platform where people can ask questions, get help with research, and share the knowledge […]

Ethnic, National and International Genealogy Societies

Some great places to start researching genealogy records are in genealogical and historical societies. There are many ethnicity and nationality-based societies. Each society has collections and records available that will aid in your research. Some are accessible for non-members and even more are accessible for those who have purchased a membership. Below are some ethnicity-based […]

United States Genealogical and Historical Societies

Some great places to start researching genealogy records are in genealogical and historical societies. There are many national ones that span multiple states, and each state has them. Each society has collections and records available that will aid in your research. Some are accessible for non-members and even more are accessible for those who have […]

Why You Should Research Coroner Records and Where to Find Them

Did you know that about 20% of deaths in the United States are investigated by a Coroner or a Medical Examiner? I first got interested when I accidentally found a Coroner’s Report for my Great Aunt, who died in 1911. Her cause of death was accidental and very sad. So I began researching Coroner Reports […]

Obituary Search FAQs

Are you trying to find Obituaries for a relative, friend, or ancestor? People will tell you that it is easy – just look in old newspapers, or if it is a recent death, just Google the person’s name to see if there is an online obituary, tribute, or memorial. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions […]

Free Online Archives and Digital Collections for Historians and Genealogists

As genealogists and historians, we strive to know more about our ancestors and other subject people. It is imperative, especially as family historians that we research and understand the locales, surroundings, and events that occurred during their lifetimes. While we constantly look for new records, we must also research history, including local history. There are […]

Historical U.S. Draft Registration and Enrollment Rules

Especially when trying to search the content-rich documents, such as World War I and World War II draft cards, it is often puzzling why a specific person cannot be found. Beyond tricky names and such, it is often difficult because the rules for who needed to register changed several times during each of those wartime […]

60 Free Online Genealogy Websites You Should Be Using

Do you like to search for genealogy records for your ancestors for Free? Duh. I have about 60 websites that I use, some frequently, some infrequent. Some have digitized records in their collections. Some have links to collections that can be searched or browsed. Some include transcribed records. And some have useful genealogical educational information. […]