Sources and Documents
Looking for an Ancestor?
Air Force Base
baptisms civil registrations.
census research form
If you want to use genealogy forms, you can find hundreds ready to use. Or use them to edit and add what you want. I find them very...
It's almost time for the new year. Have you decided what you're going to focus on? Your brick wall is probably a good choice. A...
We're always looking for those elusive ancestors, aren't we? I've talked before about Hispanic wives. When their husbands passed away,...
I know that I've mentioned searching in city directories before. You've probably searched and made notes so that you can enter the...
Can't Find Your Ancestor in the Census?
You may not be finding your ancestors in the census because you may be using an exact search with your ancestor's name. You know you may...
Other than Libraries
I am searching for my husband's great-grandfather and through the census, I learned he was a ship's captain. He married a woman from...
Have you seen where your ancestors lived? Using census records, look for the address and enter those addresses of ancestral homes into...
Local histories can be invaluable when searching for families. When researching my husband's maternal grandmother's family, I was lost. ...
Initials on census
You probably know this from working with the census but just in case... the initials on the census may confuse you. In the 1900, 1910,...
I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but you shouldn't forget that when searching in the census "within the year" means the year...