As you go on your genealogy journey you will develop many skills, methods and strategies that will help you research your family tree. You can improve on how you will conduct your research and apply this to the next ancestor of yours.
Learn research techniques as you go along your journey!
We are all new to genealogy when we first start. We write down what we know about ourselves, then our parents and grandparents. I began my research by finding out names, dates and places of important events in my ancestors lives.
Digging deeper I discovered newspaper archives, election records, wills, and so on. There were just so many sources of information out there for me to use.
As I continued I became more efficient in where to look, how to find what I was looking for and how to analyze the information that I found.
There are many things to consider when researching your family’s ancestry. I will cover them here with these useful and informative posts.
What you will discover here:
Research Your Coat of Arms and Tartan
Are you tracing the origins of your family history? Wondering to yourself, "how do I find my family coat of ...Read More
Ever wondered what your coat of arms looks like? Want to buy something featuring your family's heraldic design? Well, this ...Read More
Interested in your Scottish ancestry? Well, then discover the origins of Scottish tartans and find your family name with this ...Read More
I bet you've seen those fancy old designs and have wondered what they represent. What do these symbols on a ...Read More
Have you been tracing your family tree and wondered what these old designs are about? If you are like me ...Read More
Research Your Surname
What's in a name? Well, a lot more than you might imagine. These named patterns are inherited, passed down the ...Read More
Have you ever wondered why your parents gave you your name? Have you every wondered to yourself "What does my ...Read More
While researching your family history looking for ancestors you may overlook the meaning of your last name. So, have you ...Read More
Researching your family history can be an interesting and worthwhile hobby. The Guild of One Name Studies looks at individual ...Read More
Research Your War Ancestors
Many claim to have an ancestor who fought in the American Revolutionary War. If you do know then you could ...Read More
Do you have ancestors who were in the British Army? If so then you maybe wondering how do you get ...Read More
Interested in your ancestors military career? What wars and battles did they fight in? Did they get any awards, medals ...Read More
Interested to learn what your ancestors did during their military career? What wars and battles did they fight in? Did ...Read More
Research Your Family History
My previous post discussed 10 tips that can help you with your family history research. If those 10 tips weren't ...Read More
Are you interested to know more about your ancestors? Then my 10 ways to find your family history post will ...Read More
Researching your family's history can be a rewarding hobby. Read on as I will show you 5 more tips to ...Read More
We all want to make the best possible effort while researching our ancestry. These 5 tips for a better family ...Read More
Have you hit a dead-end in your genealogy research, (no pun intended). But what to do? Breaking through brick wall ...Read More
Got a brick wall that needs breaking down? Well, Genealogy Freelancers can connect you with a specialist who will be ...Read More
While exploring our heritage for the first time we are all too new to the practices of a good genealogist ...Read More
There really is no wrong way to do your family history. You can decide to trace a branch, a family ...Read More
Want help searching for your ancestry? There are many ways that you can conduct a free family history search. Sometimes ...Read More
Hit a brick wall in your genealogy research? Frustrating right? Well, here I want to give you my top 10 ...Read More
Researching Census Records
The Internet has so much information at your fingertips. It's hard to know just exactly where to look among the ...Read More
If you are reading this post then you are probably wondering what census records that you can check. The 1940 ...Read More
Are you interested in your Canadian ancestors but don't know what the best resource is to use? Well the Canada ...Read More
Do you know when the U.S. Government collected information about the American population? Do you want information that these records ...Read More
Want to build your family tree and get to know your ancestors in the process? Just where do you find ...Read More
Building your family tree can be exciting part when conducting genealogy research. There are many resources that are available to ...Read More
Building your family tree can be a very exciting part of your genealogy research. For me using UK census records ...Read More
You will be surprised as to what you can learn about your ancestors from old census records. There is a ...Read More
There are so many resources available to the family historian that it is just staggering. I just can't believe how ...Read More
Interested to find your UK ancestors? Want to find as much information about them as you possibly can? Well, then ...Read More
Researching US Census Records (1850-1940)
Genealogy records can be found on countless websites on the Internet. These vital pieces of information about our ancestors seem ...Read More
Are there any American Civil War ancestors in your family tree? Well, the 1860 census records can help you to ...Read More
Having American Civil War ancestors can really enrich your family history. Finding out though what they were doing after the ...Read More
Census records contain so much information about your ancestry. From personal experience they can tell you many different details about ...Read More
Wondering just what did your ancestor do during the very end of the 19th century? Well, the 1890 census records ...Read More
Curious as to what your ancestors were doing at the start of the 20th century? Well, the 1900 census records ...Read More
Are you interested to know what your ancestors were doing in the early 20th century? Well, the 1910 census records ...Read More
Do you know what your ancestors were doing during the Roaring Twenties? Well, the 1920 census records can give you ...Read More
Want to know what your ancestors were doing a year after the Great Depression. The 1930 Census Records can not ...Read More
You can find an awful lot of information from census records. And what you find can be used to help ...Read More
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