Genealogy Sabbatical: Scouting for Thomas in the Census and City Directories

Genealogy Sabbatical: Scouting for Thomas in the Census and City Directories

My troubled and troublesome third-great-grandfather Thomas Frost, a carpenter born in England in 1827, left me some interesting records later in his life.  But before that, I didn’t have much of a genealogy timeline for Thomas. His unsettled ways make it hard to predict where he’d turn up, and to...Read more
Genealogy Search Tools and Tips from the Fall Conference

Genealogy Search Tools and Tips from the Fall Conference

Our genealogy virtual Conference weekends contain plenty of search tools and tips for finding and documenting your family history. Each of these sixteen presentations is filled to the brim with new strategies and ideas for researching and working with your results. Here’s an inside look to whet your appetite and...Read more
Six Helpful Genealogy Clues From Census Records

Six Helpful Genealogy Clues From Census Records

That old genealogical staple, census records, might seem ho-hum at first, but they’re full of clues that are important to your research. I recently confirmed that my great-great-grandfather’s sister as Mary Theresa Seeger did in fact marry a Herman Henry Kolbeck in Germany and move to the United States, settling...Read more