Posts tagged ‘family research’
This week I went to the Tennessee Genealogical Society to do some newspaper abstracting from a couple Tennessee counties around 1875. I had just taken some history classes in college, so I was fascinated in what was going on in this old newspaper compared to what was going on in the world at this time. Guess what I found!
There are many different ways to learn and research your family and develop good genealogical skills. Recently, I have been viewing videos on Youtube. When I did a word search for Genealogy on February 27, 2010, I was given 4,730 hits; search for Family History gave me 4, 280 hits; and Ancestry gave me 3,430 hits. Of course, not all of those hits will be useful to me, but I can use the search bar to narrow down my search using a Name or Place or Keyword such as DNA.
Introducing my first pic of new granddaughter, MacKenzie due anyday now. This is the best holiday gift.
(19th Edition of Smile for the Camera)
Building for others as you do your genealogical research is very important. Many genealogist wonder why the need to document everything they research-whether a negative or positive source. It is so important to remember that you just never know who may be coming behind you years from now. Will they be able to find the information you have recorded to prove your research?
There are those times when it is a great idea to get the rest of the family involved in Family Research. Explaining to them what family history is, and why you do it, may take the mystery out of it. It may make them more understanding of what you do. What can you do to include the rest of the family in your genealogical research? Here are some ideas:
• Frame a pedigree. Each night give a story about each generation.
• Show your ancestors on the census. Tell the family what some of the columns represent and what it tells you about your ancestors.
• Have a night to dress up like your ancestor, serve a meal they may have eaten.
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