Dear Myrtle and Research Write Connect Academy

Dear Mytle’s Wacky Wednesday is featuring genealogical education. I was privileged to be part of the November 13th edition with Liza Alzo who created Research Write Connect Academy. I give a lot of credit to Pat Richley-Erickson and Cousin Russ (Worthington) who guided us along and made the hour full of great info on Lisa’s […]

Did you know this professional genealogist attended law school? Always check her sources.

Education has always been important to me and has continued throughout my personal family history research and in my job as a professional genealogist.  I love to tell people that I went to the same building for high school as my grandmother attended in grade school. That usually brings a quizzical look from anyone who […]

Online record services from the Minnesota Historical Society

The Facebook page of the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota Historical Society in Saint Paul carried a recent update on what is available for researchers while the library is closed. Read about more details after this graphic from the MHS post. Attention Researchers: Library Services Update! Please follow and like us:

Webinar: Sources and Methods for Researching Native American Ancestors

The Houston Public Library’s Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research along with the Clayton Library Friends are hosting my presentation on October 23, 2020 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. CDT via Zoom. I will cover the basics of a variety of Tribes and areas. It’s time to get started on your indigenous heritage research. From the website: […]

Only a few days till the 2020 Minnesota North Star genealogy conference!

Join us October 8-10, 2020, for the 13th annual North Star Genealogy Conference. This virtual conference will be a real treat. Featured speakers Judy Russell and Rev. David McDonald will start things off with plenary sessions Thursday evening, Oct. 8 followed by more plenaries and 12 breakout sessions October 9 and 10.  North Star is more than lectures. […]

New sessions of Mastering Genealogical Proof – Beginning Principles Class

New sessions are available for the Mastering Genealogical Proof – Beginning Principles Class. This is a beginner/low-intermediate level class to study the book Mastering Genealogical Proof by Tom Jones. They will cover the principles outlined in the book as well as discuss the workbook questions. Beginning October 21, 2020 and ending December 2, 2020. These […]

FamilySearch Hits 8 Billion Searchable Names in Historical Records

  8 Billion!! Read on for the official FamilySearch press release. Nonprofit FamilySearch published its 8 billionth free searchable name from its worldwide historic record collections online. The milestone is even more astounding when you think that each name is someone’s ancestor—8 billion family connections just waiting to be discovered. Explore the free databases at […]