Spring is here again and after several months of not being able to visit cemeteries to help with my genealogy research, I have started visiting a few close to home. And found out just how rusty I have gotten and thought I should share some of my tips as I keep saying, “Oops, I forgot….”! Continue reading “What’s In Your Cemetery Kit?”
Have you ever seen a sensational news story online and read it, only to find out later that it’s “fake news?” You’ll probably think this is funny coming from a person with a genealogy web site but here goes: Don’t believe everything you see on the web. Continue reading “Internet Genealogy: Consider the Source”
It’s exciting to discover your ancestors and see their names on documents like census records for the first time. With each new census and each new generation you find, you accumulate more and more papers that you copy or print, Bible records that a distant cousin has sent you, letters that your grandmother had from her cousin with all the latest family news in 1915 and more. How are you supposed to keep track of it all? Continue reading “Four Questions to Ask Yourself When Organizing Your Genealogy”
I just wanted to let everyone who happens by know that our site is now ready to help you find your family roots. Our first articles are geared toward folks just starting out, but we’ll be covering a lot of topics in the future. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of your genealogy is I do, and I’m here to help!
People who are new to genealogy research may feel overwhelmed at first. “My family is so large and goes so far back, I don’t know where to start,” you may think to yourself. Don’t panic! Take it a step at a time. So what should your first step be? Start at the beginning! It might surprise you to find that the beginning is looking right back at you in the mirror. Continue reading “How to Start Your Family Tree”
I’m pleased to announce that Family Tree Hunters will be relaunching soon, with a different look and fresh content. We’ll feature information to help you with all aspects of your research, from finding sources to documenting your old photographs, and so much more! My goal is to present friendly and easy-to-read articles that I hope you’ll enjoy while you’re getting valuable information to speed your search along.