It seems like everyone is on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter these days. I am – and I love them! But, do you use them in your family history research? Genealogists everywhere are, and you should, too! Join me this Friday at the Ohio Genealogical Society Library to learn all about social media.
Plain religions are those that have simple practices: simple living, simple dress, and separation from the world. Religious sects such as the Amish, Mennonite, Huguenots, Hutterites, and Shakers are all part of this group. Do you know what makes each of these groups unique, or how to integrate them into your research should you find them in your family tree? This new guide will help! I’ve pulled together everything you’ll need to get your research started.
If you aren’t aware, this week is the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Genealogists and tech gurus come together to discuss the future of genealogy and the tools available for three glorious days. However, don’t think that you have to be in the crowd at the convention center to enjoy the sessions and benefit from the ideas discussed. Thanks to the power of technology, RootsTech streaming video can bring you there. Because of this streaming technology, I was able to listen to an amazing keynote address given by three gentleman greatly admired: Dennis Brimhall, Syd Lieberman, and Josh Taylor. They were all engaging, informative, and inspiring. Here is my take-away: We need to grab the next generation.
March is Women’s History Month, and I plan on using it to appreciate fully the women who came before me (if I can keep up throughout the month!) Our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and cousins have all impacted our lives whether we recognize it or not. Eat a special family meal each holiday? It’s likely traced to one of your female ancestors. We can’t get away from their influence if we tried – but who would want that?
Are you looking for a few new – yet affordable – research resources for your genealogy toolkit? Grab my two new Legacy QuickGuides: Using US Census Records and Quaker Genealogy.
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to work on my own family’s history. I decided to throw caution to the wind and toss the work aside for a few minutes this weekend so that I could participate in Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. Hosted over at Genea-Musings, Randy gives us a fun mission that’s part scavenger hunt.
Newspaper research can add so much to your family history. Obituaries, announcements, news stories, and even advertisements offer us a glimpse into the life and times of our ancestors like no other record set can. This week’s #GENCHAT is all about newspapers!
Tourism websites are a wonderful resource when planning a vacation. Surprisingly, they are also a wonderful resource when planning your genealogical research trips. Discover Ohio, a website maintained by the Ohio Division of Tourism, may not be your every-day search engine for researchers but should be added to the list.