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  • Are you left high and dry in your genealogy research?
    Are you left high and dry in your genealogy research?
    The 'dry' implies that, not only were they out of the water, but had been for some time and could be expected to remain so. It was used in a'Ship News'column in "The [London] Times," August 1796:"The Russian frigate...
  • SC Archive records for you African American ancestor from Charleston
    SC Archive records for your African American ancestor from Charleston
    It is fairly easy to find documentation on an ancestor these days if you are just beginning. Others who are at a more advanced stage of discovery feel thefrustrationcaused by the scarcity of African American documentation prior to 1870. All is not...
  • Discover history and genealogy this Black History Month
    Discover history and genealogy this Black History Month
    Ifyou have beeninspiredto discover more about an ancestor, this is a good time to recommit to thatgoal.Itis very likely you will discover enough to share and celebrate that ancestor for Black History Month. Here are a few resources to help you...
  • Tracing an African Methodist Episcopal ancestor
    Tracing an African Methodist Episcopal ancestor
    It is rewarding to branch outto learn more about the life of your ancestor than what you may discover inbasicrecords used in genealogy research. It can be difficult to figureout where you can learn about different records. Early church...
  • Researching your South Carolina Baptist ancestor
    Researching your Baptist ancestor in South Carolina
    Following his vision of religious freedom in 1696,"William Screven of Kittery, Maineuprooted a small congregation and moved them to South Carolina's Low Country. From that move came the First Baptist Church of Charleston, the mother of...
  • Census records research
    Census records research in Fort Worth Genealogy Calendar
    This is the list of genealogy events in the Fort Worth area for Feb. 1-7. Some listings include links to the sponsoring organization's website. This listing serves as a guide for events and activities. Always check the websites of genealogy...
  • Researching your Southern Baptist ancestor
    Researching your Southern Baptist ancestor
    Civil or government records are the first record types that you access on your journey to discover more about your ancestor. As you follow the timeline back to the 1800's, you need to become more savvy in your research because fewer records...
  • Analyzing information on a death certificate
    Analyzing information on a death certificate
    You need to evaluate the details that you find on a death certificate because even original records can have incorrect information. Not all the information provided on a death certificate occurred at the time the record was generated making...
  • Family trees are not historical records
    Family trees are not historical records
    It can be overwhelming to keep focused while searching online genealogy websites for historical records to document your ancestor. No, an online family tree is not an historical recordeven though manybeginners are preoccupied with using family...
  • Genealogy:  More reasons to slow down
    Genealogy: More reasons to slow down
    In "Genealogy: What is the rush?" several tips for conducting more thorough research and slowing down the pace were given. Review more results of moving too fast in your research.Much more than you probably realize is available to you by...
  • Beginners workshop January 2016
    Beginners workshop series in Fort Worth Genealogy Calendar
    This is the list of genealogy events in the Fort Worth area for Jan. 25-31. Some listings include links to the sponsoring organization's website. This listing serves as a guide for events and activities. Always check the websites of genealogy...
  • Genealogy:  What is the big rush?
    Genealogy: What is the big rush?
    Genealogy is one of the most popular past times in the United States and in other parts of the world. Internet technology and genealogy websites have made it very easy for newcomers interested in tracing their roots to find historical records...
  • I do genealogy: The where and what type of marriage records
    I do genealogy: Sources and types of marriage records
    Finding clues about your ancestor's marriage can be achallenge.If the marriage occurred during the colonial period or before the recording of marriage licenses, you may feel bombarded by the various names formarriagerecords and whether the...
  • Genealogy: How to separate conflicting evidence a case study of Jane Dunham
    Genealogy: How to separate conflicting evidence a case study of Jane Dunham
    People or documents may present conflicting views of a family. Do you have conflicts? This article will demonstrate how the maiden name of my second great grandmother was identified. Dunham, Hickok and Hempton surnames provide equally strong cases...
  • World War I
    Finding clues on the World War I Draft Registration
    Have you had difficulty finding a male ancestor born between 1872 and 1899? The only available census during that time period would be the 1880 Census. If your ancestor was born after the 1880 enumeration, there is no census to document them...
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