Encyclopedia of Genealogy - a service of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter Everyday Genealogy, A Family History Column at Genealogy Today by Bob Brooke Most Recent Articles Everyday Genealogy is a column which delves into the historical side of genealogy, focusing on family history, long-lost occupations, historical misconceptions, profiles of top genealogical libraries, and how beginning genealogists can use history to their advantage. I'm honored to be part of the team at Genealogy Today. Archived Articles Finding And Using Church Records Church records are made for ecclesiastical reasons, not to provide genealogists with answers to their questions. Tracing Native American Roots (Part 2) Those genealogists tracing a Native American lineage should begin by learning as much as possible from older relatives, accumulating facts and stories that can be documented and build upon with information found in printed sources and public records. Tracing Native American Roots (Part 1) People of known Native American descent are becoming interested in tracing their lineages. Where Did You Get Those Eyes? What's in a Name?
Ancestor Cards for Children Recently I've been mulling over how to present the genealogy I've done on our family so that it would grab my 9 year old grandson's attention. My good friend Illya of Genealogy Today suggested I use a baseball or hockey card format with one ancestor per card. I loved the idea and created cards 6 cm x 9 cm. Each card features one ancestor's picture or a picture representing that ancestor. The back of each card has ancestor stats - their relationship to my grandchildren, date and place of birth, date and place of death, spouse's name, parents' names and a tiny blurb about that person (hopefully something unique or of interest to an 9 year old!) After laminating the cards, I presented them to my grandson and granddaughter (who is 7) when they came for their annual summer week long holiday with us. Then they decided to play a game, which we called simply "Ancestor Game". which tells me if a person is a 3rd cousin 5x removed or something else!
101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free Is free genealogy a thing of the past? With the constant addition of subscription genealogy databases on the Internet, people often wonder if there will soon be an end to free genealogy research via the Web. For those of you with this concern, take heart - free genealogy databases aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Web sites from all over the world contain free genealogy information of use to family tree researchers which has been contributed by individuals, companies and even governments. Birth records, marriage records, military records, ships passenger lists, surnames, census records, immigration records, wills, photos and much, much more are available on the Internet for FREE if you just know where to look. These 100 free genealogy sites, in no particular order, should keep you busy searching for weeks! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Next Page > Free Genealogy Sites (6-10)
Review of the Top 40+ FREE Online Genealogy Websites Where You Can Start Your Ancestry Search « Obituarieshelp.org/Blog (Update: September 26, 2011: To celebrate the two year anniversary of this post, we have added 40 more free links to a new updated post. Now there are 82 free genealogy resources that you can use right now to start your searching your family history. Check the new post out here.) There are a million websites that have information about genealogy, census records, and family tree research. Some are free and some expect you to pay a membership fee. When you are just starting your family tree research or when you are a little strapped for cash and don’t want to make an investment for something that might just be a hobby, there are alternatives to subscription genealogy websites. Don’t sign up for a subscription genealogy website just yet, get your ancestry search started at these resources first. Here are the best free genealogy websites where you can get some good solid information about your family tree, ancestors and get your genealogy research off on a running start. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free | Domesticfix Is free genealogy a thing of the past? With the constant addition of subscription genealogy databases on the Internet, people often wonder if there will soon be an end to free genealogy research via the Web. For those of you with this concern, take heart – free genealogy databases aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Web sites from all over the world contain free genealogy information of use to family tree researchers which has been contributed by individuals, companies and even governments. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 1901 Census for England & Wales Search for free in this comprehensive name index to over 32 million individuals who lived in England and Wales in 1901. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. inGeneas Database Free searchable databases containing 50,000+ Canadian passenger and immigration records (c1750 to 1900) including the only electronic version of the free National Archives of Canada Miscellaneous Immigration Index. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.
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