Using Genealogy Search Engines: These days, anyone that’s interested in delving into their past can turn on a computer, connect to the Internet and have available a wealth of information. It’s been estimated that approximately 20% of what is on the Internet is genealogy related. With the ability to ‘surf’ at faster speeds, genealogical research has become even more intriguing and doesn’t require searching through dusty old records hidden in the recesses of some quaint courthouse and which would take hours if not days to search out. Read more about Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 2, # 8
Mapping Our Ancestors (part 2): You’ll need to have strong circumstantial evidence concerning the time period and possible location of ancestors to find the most helpful maps. The three main elements to look for in locating these maps are 1) ones that show detailed information about the specific area where the family might have lived, then 2) that place the area in perspective to the surrounding area (i.e. individual county district or county and 3) that will show the border outline and identify the areas beyond in all directions. Read more about Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 2, # 7
Mapping Our Ancestors (part 1): In genealogical research, maps can provide clues to where our ancestors may have lived and where to look for written records about them. If you're a beginner, you should master basic genealogical research techniques before taking the next step in the use of topographic maps. Read more about Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 2, # 6
EDITOR'S NOTE: This month I’m pleased to introduce an article ("ContentDM") written by the first guest writer for ‘Ancestor Searching’, Susanna Leberman. Susanna has been serving in the capacity this summer of library intern in the Huntsville Heritage Room. The following article is her offering for this issue of the newsletter.Read more about Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 2, # 5
From the Get-A-Map website... "free improved mapping service from Ordnance Survey. You can search for maps anywhere in the UK simply by entering the place name, full postcode or National Grid reference - and print the maps or copy them for use on your personal or business website*." (*Terms and Conditions apply) Excellent genealogy resource for UK research. Read more about Ordnance Survey – Great Britain's national mapping agency
If you're not already aware, Google is offering a new service that will offer an exciting new dimension to genealogical research. The service is Google Docs and will allow genealogists greater options for exchanging information with other family members and researchers who are working on the same family surnames.
If you're like many researchers, you want to know more than just names and dates(birth, marriage and death) about ancestors. Or, you may be compiling a family history book to be published about a particular family and desiring more information.
Then be sure to visit the Mormon church website on major news concerning local and county histories!