The government archives in Great Britain has placed online the wills of 230,000 British soldiers of World War I. Many of the wills, stored away and unseen for almost a century, are accompanied by personal letters. Read about it at the Daily Mail online . The story includes photos and samples of the content.
Monday, August 26, 2013
If you've ever thought about blogging about your genealogy experiences, here are some instructions for getting started, from About.com. Here's another post about putting your family tree on the web. Finally, an an article on copyright for genealogists
Friday, August 16, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Click here for a link to the Genealogy Tip of the Day blog. These are short paragraphs covering things the novice might overlook. Example: the place where your ancestor died may not be the place where he or she lived. Say your ancestor lived in Poughkeepsie, and then died while on vacation in Old Orchard Beach. Unless you knew better, you might assume your ancestor lived in Maine. You can sign up to receive tips via email.
The Statue of Library- Ellis Island Foundation is a good place to start your immigration research. The link is here .
Buncombe County (NC) has added 50,000 names to its Slave Deeds database. To read about it and find links to the database, click here. ...
Sometimes information about our ancestors can come from places where we'd rather not find it, such as arrest and prison records. This ...