A fork in the road can lead to gold- The next time you become convinced that an elusive ancestor was beamed down from another planet, try setting your sights on collateral relatives instead of the stars. An article published in The St. Petersburg Times (Florida), April 10, 2003.
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Finding forebears' unmarried names- Still struggling to uncover an ancestor's elusive unmarried name? Try these tips... An article published in The St. Petersburgh Times (Florida), April 18, 2002.
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Finding Ordinary Americans with Extraordinary Stories- The search for the real people whose stories live within the records of the National Archives brings surprises, joy, and sadness. An article published in the Fall 2005 issue of Prologue Magazine, Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration.
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Genealogical Periodicals: A Guide for Research- Although genealogical periodicals offer many sources of hidden information, they are often overlooked by genealogists in searching for family history. Read more...
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Genealogists help families find identities of female ancestors- Carved in a big granite marker in the 19th century North Hills cemetery is the name of an apparently important man, along with his dates of arrival and departure. On a small stone to its right is a one-word inscription: "wife." An article published in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), October 27, 2005.
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Go beyond direct line to sort family relationships- If you're a "rooter" who snubs relatives not in your direct line, you may be giving short shrift to potentially significant information. An article published in The St. Petersburg Times (Florida), February 14, 2002.
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How to Interview A Relative- Getting people to share their stories isn't always easy. Follow these step-by-step ideas for a successful family history interview!
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Invisible Women Ancestors- The individual identities of women who lived prior to the twentieth century are often very tangled in those of their husbands, both by law and by custom.
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Researching the Career of a Nineteenth-Century Physician- Using NARA records to fill out details of the life of a locally notable individual. An article published in the Summer 2004 issue of Prologue Magazine, Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration.
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ShoeString Genealogy- ShoeString Genealogy provides Family Historians with information about how to research their ancestors both in the Internet and in libraries and other repositories. Besides how, it indicates where — locations for information and the relative value of each. ShoeString Genealogy focuses on lowering the costs of research and raising the quality of information. Although not all resources are free, many are. There are several excellent resources that are inexpensive, too.
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Was Your Ancestor a Doctor?- (archived Web page) - This article has been written for those who have a Doctor in their family tree and wish to research their training and accomplishments. It was originally published (in a somewhat different form) in the Channel Islands Family History Journal.
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