Genealogy Education – The Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research.

Want to hone your research skills? Learn to write professional research reports? Critically analyze documents? Network with others passionate about genealogy? Learn from the best of the best in the genealogy world? Then keep reading … My blog has been quiet for the past 3 months as I threw myself into the Boston University Certificate … Continue reading Genealogy Education – The Boston University Certificate in Genealogical Research.

Top Tips for RootsTech 2017

RootsTech 2017 is 3 weeks away.  Time to get organized! Classes: Decide which classes you want to attend. This is probably the hardest as there are going to be multiple classes that you would love to attend all happening at the same time.  Decide on your top 3 choices.  Then, if your number one class … Continue reading Top Tips for RootsTech 2017

Know the History, Know the Records

Searching for a family in the 1890 U.S. census may leave you feeling very frustrated.  That’s because the 1890 Census was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1921.  If you are researching in Appomattox County, Virginia it is vital to know that a fire destroyed much of the county court records in 1892.   If you … Continue reading Know the History, Know the Records

Prepare to Search: Lessons in Avoiding Wasted Research Time

Frustrated by a lack of progress in my research today I took a moment to try to figure out exactly what had contributed to that feeling of discouragement. We all have those days – our research seems to hit a brick wall almost immediately and we can’t find a way around it.  We’re not finding … Continue reading Prepare to Search: Lessons in Avoiding Wasted Research Time

You’ve Watched the Webinar. Now What?

Today the Board for Certification of Genealogists presented a series of educational webinars, hosted by Legacy Family Tree, on a variety of topics.  The information was excellent, with many notes taken and the downloaded syllabi added substantially to my ‘to read’ list. Webinars are excellent ways to add to our genealogical education.  Each week there … Continue reading You’ve Watched the Webinar. Now What?