Posted in Conferences

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.


Searching Successfully to Reveal Your Ancestor’s Story on

Slides from My Talk on Using Military records on and Fold3


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

Posted in Genealogy

Ok, I promise, the last resolutions of 2013.

I know, I know. Enough with the resolutions.

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

Family History Resolutions -

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.

Posted in Follow Friday, Genealogy

Motivation. Inspiration. It’s Follow Friday!

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

Posted in Methodology, Research Plan

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:

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!