A Good Woman Can Be Hard to Find…

When researching your family history, it can be very difficult to find information about women in the early 19th Century—finding genealogical resources that actually give women’s names and family details is challenging. It was common in the 19th Century for newspapers and government records to be brief and give only the basic information about... (Read More)

Chicago, IL Key Genealogy Resources Online – Handy Guide

Chicago Genealogy Resources.Bookmark and save this page – so you may easily refer to it often.Your handy guide to the sources you will actually use to build your family tree. Birth Certificates – 1878-1922 FamilySearch PilotBirth Registers – 1871-1915 FamilySearch Pilot Census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 19201850 – Mortality, 1850 – Slave... (Read More)

On the road –

In the past few days I spoke to the Lakewood Ranch Genealogy Society and to the Manasota Genealogical Society – both in Florida. Core Online Genealogy Resources – The Ones you will actually use and rely on!Genealogists spend years researching their family history. This presentation introduces genealogists to the “new” core online resources that... (Read More)

National Archives, Library of Congress Documents Go Online

The National Archives and the Library of Congress announced today that they have begun loading digital copies of their materials on a new site called the World Digital Library.Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has become... (Read More)

This just in – Viewer Mail

Hi Tom, I really do need to share with you GenealogyBank‘s latest contribution to my family history research! I really do love GenealogyBank. Without it, I would not know about the accident that caused the death of my grandmother’s youngest brother. Nor would I have known when it occurred. Nor would I have found... (Read More)

1870 Census now online

FamilySerachLabs has now gone live with the 1870 Federal Census. That site now has the 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880 and 1900 census indexed and available online. These indexes are free. These are All New Indexes and Images. I was using the various online census indexes to search for some of my relatives. There was... (Read More)