Brick Wall Ancestor Got You Down? Try Some Transcribing and Indexing

A lot of people have more time for genealogy these days. Us genealogists are handling the new measures better than most, because we have no problem staying in and losing hours in pursuit of our ancestors. My job is considered essential, so I still get up and go to work every day. However, I\’m stillContinue reading “Brick Wall Ancestor Got You Down? Try Some Transcribing and Indexing”

52 Ancestors: Week 23 – Place Names and Social Histories in Canada

We become so focused on the history of our family members that we don\’t always look closely enough at the history of the region they lived. If you\’re guilty of this, then you may be missing out on important clues as to why your ancestor settled in a particular place. This week\’s 52 Ancestor\’s promptContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 23 – Place Names and Social Histories in Canada”

52 Ancestors: Week 2 – The Challenge of Organization: Forms and Charts

https://pixabay.com/en/cluttered-desk-dirty-education-1295494/ This week\’s¬†52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks¬†prompt is \”Challenge\”. I have two great grandfathers by the names of John MCDONALD and James DOUGLAS that are challenges. I have yet to find which cabbage patches they came from. My biggest challenge however, is organization. I\’m sure I\’m not alone on that one, so I\’ve decided toContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 2 – The Challenge of Organization: Forms and Charts”

Taking the Time to Browse Part 2: Ancestry

In this series of posts, we are looking at websites where you might be missing information by not browsing through record sets. This post is about Ancestry. Now unlike Family Search, Ancestry doesn\’t usually have browse only collections. At least none that I could find in Canadian record sets. What you want to do isContinue reading “Taking the Time to Browse Part 2: Ancestry”