Tag Archives: family history

Power Point Slides from Wytheville Family History Day and NGS 2014

I presented Successfully Searching for Your Family Story at both Wytheville and NGS.  Here are the slides from those talks.

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Searching Successfully to Reveal Your Ancestor’s Story on Ancestry.com

Slides from My Talk on Using Military records on Ancestry.com and Fold3

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Putting Your Ancestors in Historical Perspective: Extracting Stories from Military Records on Ancestry.com and Fold3

Fun with Rebel Mouse. Tuesday’s Tip.

The Ancestor Hunt has done a fun new thing with twitter hash tags on Rebel Mouse.

Try this one: https://www.rebelmouse.com/genealogy/

Rebel Mouse #genealogy tag
Rebel Mouse #genealogy tag

There is also one for #familyhistory: https://www.rebelmouse.com/familyhistory/

It’s a really interesting presentation of twitter #hash tags.

Ok, I promise, the last resolutions of 2013.

I know, I know. Enough with the resolutions.

But these are from my buddies over at Archives.com.  Fun visual eye candy  and I think they are useful!

Family History Resolutions - Archives.com

The last one especially. Share what you’ve learned.  If you die and it’s in boxes and no one has seen it, no one is going to publish it.  Share often and freely.

Motivation. Inspiration. It’s Follow Friday!

A variety of articles to get you motivated and inspired for the new year.

Tuesday’s Tip — Two New Links You Must Check Out

We all know that family histories, local histories, indexes of vital and the sort are awesome for finding nuggets of gold.  Check out FamilySearch’s Family History Books beta site:

http://books.familysearch.org/

Second link, courtesy of Mark Lowe: Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, which can be found in google books:

Notice the dates? These were the references that law clerks and the like used as reference in the 1800’s in the south.  Want to know about what a drove-road is and what it means? The information is there.

Remember, don’t look if you just have two minutes! Trust me!