The Importance of Full Place Names

Remember to write out town, county/parish, state/province, and country on your charts. At the very least have it correctly noted in your records somewhere. You may know what you mean […]

I recently heard the last 30 seconds of an NPR broadcast about the Internet Archives at I then goggled “internet archives” and you should see what’s there! It’s a […]

Archival Notes, March 2017

Recently while doing some research, I happened across this record, which probably explains why in some instances we are unable to complete some of our individual families of old. The […]

This Old Tree, March 2017

This month’s column is on the using Godparents to help I.D. who a parent might be. The names I am using are not the actual names so I am using […]

President’s Message, March 2017

I hope everyone is well and you’ve had a fruitful winter of research. This time of year brings thoughts of outdoor research and travels. We’ve been lucky so far that […]