Genealogy Resources on Pinterest

Pinterest is filled with all manner of interesting things! Some of them are related to genealogy. In fact, there are some genealogy websites that have their very own Pinterest page. Here is a quick list of where to look if you want to find some genealogy resources on Pinterest. When I first started using Pinterest, it appeared to be filled with photos of wedding dresses and intricately braided hairdos. You will find a lot of wedding ideas on Pinterest, but that is not the only thing it is for. The main idea of the website is to use it to … Continue reading

Free Genealogy Events in January

Attending a genealogy class, conference, workshop, or meeting doesn’t always have to cost a small fortune. There are plenty that are offered free of charge. One big difference between these type of genealogy events, and genealogy webinars that you get to meet face to face with other genealogists at the events. Here are some that will take place in the last few weeks of January of 2013. January 17: Overton County Historical Society Genealogy Day This event will start at 9:00 in the morning and end at 2:00 in the afternoon. It will take place at the Overton County Veteran’s … Continue reading

Start Your Own Genealogy “Newspaper”

Have you heard of Paper.li? I just recently started looking at it. You can use it to create a newspaper of articles, photos, and videos that interest you. In other words, genealogists can make their very own Paper.li newspaper and then share it with other like-minded people through social media. Start by visiting the Paper.li website. It will ask you if you want to sign up (or log in) through Twitter or through Facebook. I picked Twitter (since I am no longer using Facebook). Next, you will be asked if you want to authorize Paper.li to use your account. The … Continue reading

January Genealogy Webinars

You can take in a genealogy seminar from the comfort of your own home, and through your very own computer. They are called webinars and can be about any topic at all, including genealogy. Here are a few to check out that will be coming up the next couple of weeks. Ancestry.com has started doing webinars through LiveStream once again. It seemed to me that they went on a hiatus for a while (but I could be wrong about that). In order to attend these webinars, you must RSVP. They have several coming up this month. Each will start at … Continue reading

The Worst Genealogy Blog of the Year

Many genealogists take time out of their research to work on their very own, personal, genealogy blog. While some of these blogs are entertaining, informative, and inspirational, others are a chore to try and read. Here are some tips to keep your blog from being deemed “the worst genealogy blog of the year”. Anyone can make a blog. There are several websites that will let you sign up and instantly start creating a blog about whatever topic you like for free. This is both good and bad. It allows every genealogist who desires to make a family history blog the … Continue reading

What are Your 2013 Genealogy Resolutions?

Typically, a New Year’s Resolution involves a goal that you intend to work toward in order to improve your life in the year ahead. Have you ever made a genealogy related New Year’s Resolution? If so, are you working on it, (or have you already given up that goal)? In the time that I have been writing for the Genealogy blog at Families.com, I’ve made a couple of genealogy resolutions at the start of the year. So far, I have completely abandoned all hope of achieving each one of them rather quickly, and have yet to reach those goals (whatever … Continue reading

Genealogy in Just Five Minutes

One of the things that people love about genealogy research is that it takes a long time to do. It is the type of project that is never going to be finished. What if you are busy with other things and only have five free minutes? That can work out just fine! Check out some “five minute genealogy” ideas. FamilySearch is one of the most popular genealogy websites. They have a series of videos in their learning center called 5 Minute Genealogy. You can view them free of charge. There are a total of eight episodes in this series. It … Continue reading

What Apps are You Using for Genealogy?

There are plenty of genealogy related apps to choose from. Some are quite popular, while others may have names that you are unfamiliar with. There are apps that were not designed specifically for genealogy, but are useful to genealogists anyway. What apps are you using for genealogy? The smartphone has become an incredibly helpful tool for genealogists. It allows you to do some genealogy research on the go and easily keep track of what you learned. Whether you are searching through records in a courthouse, or taking photos of the gravestones in a cemetery, your smartphone is right there, helping … Continue reading

Wyoming Genealogy Resources

The state of Wyoming has more than one nickname. It is known as the “Cowboy State”, the “Equality State”, and as “Big Wyoming”. Are you searching for more information about your ancestors who once lived in Wyoming? Start by checking out some of the Wyoming genealogy resources that are linked to in this blog. Who knows? Maybe some of your ancestors really were cowboys! Cyndi’s List is, quite possibly, the most comprehensive list of links to online genealogy resources. If it exists on the internet, Cyndi’s List probably has it! They have a page called “United States – Wyoming”. Start … Continue reading

Wisconsin Genealogy Resources

The state of Wisconsin is known as “The Badger State”. This is probably why part of their Medicaid program is called BadgerCare. Are you looking for more information about your ancestors who once lived in Wisconsin? There are many Wisconsin genealogy resources that can help you. Start with one that is in this blog! Interment.net has cemetery records online. Start by putting the first and last name of your ancestor into the search engine at the top of their page. Or, you can start by choosing a Wisconsin county. If there is a link, it indicates that Interment.net has information … Continue reading