Digitized law books and genealogical education: Join us this summer!

Have you seen the FB posts about Debbie Mieszala’s ongoing blog series about online access to historic laws? She is being lauded for her work of drawing together the many places that we can check for free to learn what was in effect at the time our ancestors lived in that area. Those laws do […]

Rechecking genealogy websites and databases: FamilySearch

In my presentations for genealogical and historical organizations, I talk about the importance of periodically rechecking all the free and subscription websites and databases. New records appear, indexes are added or updated, and bingo you have some new information to investigate. This weeks press release from FamilySearch shows a lot of added indexes names. Checking […]

From a five-story fall to the Irish origins of one woman: genealogical analysis and deep research

If you get a chance now that it’s online at Legacy Family Tree Webinars, be sure to view/listen to the 19 March webinar by Debbie Mieszala titled “The Five-story Fall: Correlating Indirect and Direct Evidence to Extend the Pedigree.” Excellent step-by-step case study of a research process to solve the parentage of a woman who […]

March 30 class, Red Wing, MN on researching and writing

“Easier Than You Think! Researching and Compiling Family History” is my next scheduled presentation for the Goodhue County Historical Society in Red Wing, Minnesota. Join me on March 30, 2019 from 1:00-3:00. We’ll cover analyzing various documents in the session with a hands-on session, list detail gaps or issues with these, and create step-by-step research […]

More records from Judge Isaac Parker aka the “Hanging Judge” to be available.

 You might be asking why a woman in Minnesota would be interested in the records of this well-known federal judge from the Western District of Arkansas in Fort Smith. The National Archives in Fort Worth has a giant collection of his records and today they can be viewed on Ancestry. It’s an easy, but partly […]

My Heritage offers 5000 free DNA kits to adoptees

Just received this press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MyHeritage Extends DNA Quest Initiative to Help More Adoptees Reunite with Their Birth FamiliesMyHeritage pledges 5,000 additional free DNA kits for global distribution to eligible participants, following the success of the first phase of its pro bono initiative March 01, 2019 01:18 PM Eastern Standard TimeTEL […]