Category Archives: research

1890 U. S. Census: Up in Smoke, Doused in Water

Let’s visit the U. S. Census again; this time the tragic story of the 1890 census. Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, finding your roots, free research, National Archives, public domain, public records, research, US Census Records | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Preserving Pioneer History: Cemeteries in Nebraska

We have a big problem in Nebraska with our old pioneer cemeteries. Farming continues to encroach on abandoned cemeteries and when those cemeteries are on private property farmers will often destroy the cemeteries. Our cemeteries are protected under state laws, … Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, ancestry.com, Cemetery, finding your roots, old photos, photos, public records, research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bring Your Family Tree into the 21st Century: 7 “Tech” Items for Everyone

If you have collected someone else’s research from the 1990’s or before you have an idea of what a daunting task it is to take all of that written work, files, photocopies, notes, etc. and try to digitize and bring to a new life on the internet and the computer. Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, ancestry.com, digitizing records, family tree,, finding your roots, fun stuff, old photos, organizing, photos, research, research assistance, User Tips Ancestry.com | Leave a comment

United States Census: 1790 History and Instructions

Census records are so important to your research. Learn the history behind the first U. S. Population Census of 1790. Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, ancestry.com, family tree,, finding your roots, free research, Free Resources, internet archive, library of congress, National Archives, public domain, public records, reclaimtherecords.org, research, research assistance, US Census Records | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Tell the 10 Best Stories of Your Life: Pictures and Stories RootsTech Session 2017

If you want to start putting your family history into a story version and write a family history book this is a great session from RootsTech 2017 – about an hour of very helpful information! Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, ancestry.com, charts, family tree,, finding your roots, free research, Free Resources, fun stuff, newspapers, obituaries, old photos, organizing, photos, research, research assistance, RootsTech, vital records | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Organize Your Family Tree: 10 Dollar Store “Budget” Items to Get You Started

If you’ve decided 2021 is the year to really “ORGANIZE” your family tree I’ve got 10 items you can get at the dollar store that won’t break your bank. Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, ancestry.com, charts, family tree,, old photos, organizing, photos, research, research assistance, User Tips Ancestry.com, vital records | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family Tree for Beginners: “Dummies” if you prefer…7 Free books to help you get started

Great News! You decided to start working on your family tree! Now what!? Family tree research can be a bit overwhelming. Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, Ancestry Mistakes, ancestry.com, family tree,, free research, Free Resources, fun stuff, Genealogy research, public domain, public records, research, research assistance, User Tips Ancestry.com | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Mountains to Megabytes: Organizing and Archiving Your Stuff: Pictures and Stories RootsTech Session 2019

Where do you start with your family tree research and organizing a massive amount of family history? This is a great session from RootsTech – about an hour of very helpful information! Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, ancestry.com, charts, family tree,, free research, Free Resources, fun stuff, newspapers, obituaries, old newspaper ads, old photos, organizing, photos, research, research assistance, RootsTech, Tricks for Ancestry, User Tips Ancestry.com, vital records | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tracing African-American Enslaved Peoples & Families: 10 Free books to get you started

Tracing African-American enslaved people in your family tree can be more difficult at times. Here is a Free book list of helpful resources from the Internet Archive. Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, ancestry.com, finding your roots, free research, Free Resources, internet archive, National Archives, newspapers, obituaries, public domain, public records, research, research assistance, Tricks for Ancestry, US Census Records, User Tips Ancestry.com, vital records | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Starting an Ancestry Family Tree – Part 2 – Exploring Features

Part 2 of the video tutorial series of starting a new family tree. This video covers the next steps in setting up a new tree and helps you explore the features you will use. This video is about 15 minutes. Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, Ancestry Mistakes, ancestry.com, family tree,, research, research assistance, Tricks for Ancestry, User Tips Ancestry.com | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment