As a member of many genealogy Facebook groups and an admin in one (shoutout to GAA), I have seen a lot of questions on my newsfeed! Unfortunately, many people never get their questions answered, even if there are willing volunteers out there. You can improve the success of your queries on genealogy Facebook groups by... Continue Reading →
Have you ever wondered if others have written your family’s genealogy? Maybe you’ve tried some keyword searches and come up empty handed? Then you need to learn about subject headings! Today we’re specifically talking about subject headings related to surnames. This type of searching relies on understanding and leveraging specific terms used in a bibliographic... Continue Reading →
After cataloging countless self-published genealogies, ranging from folders of loose papers to gorgeous multi-volume hardcover sets with embossed details, I compiled 10 things a cataloger would appreciate in a self-published family history.
I love participating in the weekly SNGF posts from Genea-Musings. You can view the original post here. This week's prompt is: "Who is one of your relatives (ancestor or not) who behaved poorly during his or her life? It can be any time period." I would say my most 'badly behaved' relative would be... Continue Reading →
I love participating in the SNGF series from Genea-Musings. You can see the original post about this week's topic here. This week's prompt is: 1) What was your best research achievement in 2016? Tell us - show us a document, or tell us a story, or display a photograph. Brag a bit! You've earned it!... Continue Reading →
I love participating in Randy Seaver's SNGF series! You can find a link to the original post here if you want to participate. This week's prompt is: What goals do you have for your genealogy research, education and writing during 2017? Research Complete the entire 2017 Genealogy Do Over program from Thomas MacEntee. As I have... Continue Reading →