We all have at least one – that female ancestor who appears to have left no trail, or a very slim one at best.
But with a bit of research and some extra sleuthing, you might find her hiding in plain sight – if you know where to look.
Number of websites help you track down lost Bibles.
Old bibles may contain the trilogy of family records: births, marriages and deaths. Perhaps even more. Maybe an elusive maiden name is listed in the marriage records or a baptism is recorded for a child you didn’t know existed.
What if you don't have yours? There are a number of websites that can help.
As genealogists, we tend to get stuck, trying to attain the same goals over and over each year. Not so for 2016!
Here are six easy-to-accomplish steps to ratchet up your family research for the coming year.
1. Vary Your Information Sources
Search for new books on genealogy, listen to family history podcasts and attend webinars that intrigue you. Watch genealogy programs...
Nov. 11 is Remembrance Day, a national day that marks the anniversary of the end of the hostilities of the First World War (Nov. 11, 1918).
Locating records pertaining to our ancestors who served in the military can be difficult.
Start at Home
Begin your search in the town or community where your ancestor lived, or signed up for service.
The leaves are falling and genealogy is calling, so let’s celebrate Family History Month in North America.
Here are five ways to capitalize on family togetherness, and advance your genealogy research, too.
Record a Relative
Family occasions are the perfect time to grab a digital recorder and sit down with members of your family. Ask them to tell you about their most embarrassing moment, their happiest memory...