Top Genealogy Websites, Pt. 3: Burial & Cemetery Records

Continuing our series on the top genealogy websites that will save you time and get you 24/7 access to the data you need and will rely on in your family history research, our next category is the best websites for cemetery and burial records: National Gravesite Locator, Find-A-Grave, and BillionGraves. This important website, created... (Read More)

Social Security Death Index Comparison across Genealogy Sites

The Social Security Death Index is available on so many genealogy sites—are they all alike? You might think so—but on looking closer, they aren’t all the same. In fact, there are many differences in the Social Security information they provide, as this article will show. Here’s an important question to ask when comparing various... (Read More)

Linda Fay Kaufman, genealogist, 1940-2009

Remembering one of our own: Linda Fay Kaufman, genealogist, 1940-2009Enthusiastic genealogist Linda Fay Kaufman (1940-2009) has passed away.She put her family history research online and actively corresponded with genealogists across the country. A search of the genealogy lists shows her posts as recently as the last few months. Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin... (Read More)

NY genealogist featured in newspaper article

Lawrence Corbett, Watertown, NY family historian, has been researching since 1976 when his mother compiled their family history and published it in a spiral bound book. He is the Corresponding Secretary of the Jefferson County (NY) Genealogical Society. Click here to see the article about Corbett’s research experience and advice. The article appeared in... (Read More)

How to deal with heirloom, oversize portraits

This weekend’s Wall Street Journal (February 14-15, 2009 pp. R6) has a terrific article by Kathleen A. Hughes – “The Person over the Mantle”. Hughes tells the experiences of families in preserving and displaying their old family portraits and her own change of heart in displaying the image of her 3rd Great Grandmother, Mary... (Read More)

FamilySearch adding 1920 Census online

Complete US Census Index 1790-1930 to be free online. FamilySearch.org (the Family History Library – Salt Lake City, UT) announced today that it will complete its online index to the US Census 1790 to 1930, making the entire index free online for the first time.Currently FamilySearch has online free indexes to the 1850, 1860,... (Read More)

A genealogy blog? What’s that?

A “blog” is one of those made up words coined by the Internet. Click here to see the Wikipedia definition. Think of a genealogy blog as a telegram service keeping you up to date on all possible aspects of genealogy. These could be brief postcard size updates on what the writer has been researching;... (Read More)