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.
I know because this is what happened to me!
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.
I then dug deeper and looked into 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 useful and informative posts. I will also include reviews of products and services that may help you with your research.
Topics discussed in this section:
Research Your Coat of Arms and Tartan
Seen coats of arms? Interested to see what yours looks like? If you've asked yourself the question "how do I find ...Read More
Interested in your Scottish ancestry? Well then discover the origins of Scottish tartans and find your family name with this ...Read More
Have you seen a coat of arms and wondered what it all means? This post will list many of the symbols on ...Read More
For anyone researching their genealogy you may have been wondering about your last name. Do you know what is coat ...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
One thing that you may overlook when researching your family history is the origin of your last name. So what ...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
Are you interested in your ancestors military career? Well, here are some tips that will help you to perform a ...Read More
Are you interested to learn what your ancestors did during their military career? You maybe wondering though how to find ...Read More
Research Your Family History
In my previous post I discussed ten tips that would help you with your family history research. Here in this ...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
All too easy is it to think that you have hit a dead-end in your genealogy research, (no pun intended) ...Read More
Got a brick wall that needs breaking down? Well, Genealogy Freelancers can connect you with a specialist who will be ...Read More
When exploring our heritage we are all too new to the practices of a good genealogist. Recording your sources is ...Read More
There is essentially no wrong way to do your family history. But there are mistakes in genealogy that you may ...Read More
Want help searching for your ancestry? There are many ways that you can conduct a free family history search. Sometimes ...Read More
There is nothing worse than facing a brick wall when you are researching your ancestors. Here I will give you ...Read More
Researching Census Records
The Internet has so much information at your fingertips, but can you find your ancestors online? My guide to U.S ...Read More
If you are reading this post then you are probably wondering what records you can check. The 1940 census records ...Read More
Interested in your Canadian ancestors? Well the Canada Census Records can give you a plethora of information about your heritage ...Read More
Do you know when the U.S. Government collected information about the American population? If not then let me guide you ...Read More
Do you want to build your family tree and get to know your ancestors in the process? Well then the ...Read More
Building your family tree can be an exciting part of your genealogy research. And using the United States census records ...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. Here I will ...Read More
There is just so much information out there for the family historian to try to digest. The US Federal census ...Read More
Interested to find your UK ancestors? Then you will want to read my guide to the UK census online where ...Read More
Researching US Census Records (1850-1940)
Genealogists are always looking for sources of information that they can use for their family history research. And the 1850 ...Read More
Discovering that you have American Civil War ancestors can be very exciting. Also, finding them in the 1860 census records ...Read More
Your ancestry is rich with history, particularly so if you have American Civil War ancestors. The 1870 census records can ...Read More
There is just a wealth of information that can be obtained from census records. The 1880 census records does offer ...Read More
Are you wondering what your ancestor did at the end of the 19th century? Well then the 1890 census records ...Read More
Are you curious as to what your ancestors were doing at the start of the 20th century? The 1900 census ...Read More
Interested to know what your ancestors were doing in the early 20th century? The 1910 census records can give you ...Read More
Do you know what your ancestors were doing during the Roaring Twenties? Well the 1920 census records can give you ...Read More
Do you want to know what your ancestors were doing a year after the Great Depression. The 1930 census records ...Read More
Census records contain a lot of information that we can use to help build our family tree. They can tell ...Read More
If you have any comments, queries or suggestions for topics to add to this page then please feel free to contact me or comment below.