Research Tips Archive

  • Family history researchers often encounter unexpected ‘finds’ related to their research. Recently, our daughter stopped in at a local bakery to pickup a few favorite ‘honey buns’ for her family. […]

    The Unexpected Photo

    Family history researchers often encounter unexpected ‘finds’ related to their research. Recently, our daughter stopped in at a local bakery to pickup a few favorite ‘honey buns’ for her family. […]

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  • Over the past ten years, I’ve often been asked how young men working to get their scouting ‘Eagle’ award could use a family history topic for their Eagle project.  My […]

    What a Project!

    Over the past ten years, I’ve often been asked how young men working to get their scouting ‘Eagle’ award could use a family history topic for their Eagle project.  My […]

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  • It seems that no matter how many times I ‘carefully’ review the documents, notes, photos and other family history memorabiliathat I’ve collected over the years, I aways find additional ‘Treasure’ […]

    Treasure!

    It seems that no matter how many times I ‘carefully’ review the documents, notes, photos and other family history memorabiliathat I’ve collected over the years, I aways find additional ‘Treasure’ […]

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  • FamilySearch Indexing has the promise of becoming the premier tool for family history enthusiasts. We’ve read the announcements about the partnerships between the Family History Society / FamilySearch and many […]

    FamilySearch Indexing – We Need You

    FamilySearch Indexing has the promise of becoming the premier tool for family history enthusiasts. We’ve read the announcements about the partnerships between the Family History Society / FamilySearch and many […]

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  • When researching our ancestors, we often encounter causes of death that have ‘funny’ names and are meaningless to us today. In one family, a child died of complications from ‘Quincy’. […]

    Archaic Medical Terms

    When researching our ancestors, we often encounter causes of death that have ‘funny’ names and are meaningless to us today. In one family, a child died of complications from ‘Quincy’. […]

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  • The LDS church is letting a limited number of folks preview the new FamilySearch Indexing images …. If you decide to sign up, go to this page and click on […]

    FamilySearch Indexing – Document Preview

    The LDS church is letting a limited number of folks preview the new FamilySearch Indexing images …. If you decide to sign up, go to this page and click on […]

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  • During the past month, I have worked on the lineages of several of our sons-in-law, distant cousins and other interested parties. So many research resources are now on the web, […]

    One Page Genealogy

    During the past month, I have worked on the lineages of several of our sons-in-law, distant cousins and other interested parties. So many research resources are now on the web, […]

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  • As our collection of family history data, photos, histories and documents expands, we come to the realization that we are ‘sitting’ on real treasure. Other family members, both immediate and […]

    You – The Author

    As our collection of family history data, photos, histories and documents expands, we come to the realization that we are ‘sitting’ on real treasure. Other family members, both immediate and […]

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  • We’ve talked about the vast family history resources on the web. Here are more sites that are worth visiting and bookmarking. Be sure to try the BYU Relationship Finder site.. […]

    Links and great finds

    We’ve talked about the vast family history resources on the web. Here are more sites that are worth visiting and bookmarking. Be sure to try the BYU Relationship Finder site.. […]

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  • Today is a good time to prepare your oral history interview tools and questions for the coming summer family reunions and similar gatherings. Many if not most of your grandparents, […]

    Oral Histories / Interviews

    Today is a good time to prepare your oral history interview tools and questions for the coming summer family reunions and similar gatherings. Many if not most of your grandparents, […]

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