Thursday, August 29, 2013

Letters and Wills of WWI British soldiers.

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

Putting your genealogy work online.

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

New: National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

This is a free, two day webcast on using the National Archives for genealogy research. Read about it here.

Thanks to the Olive Tree Genealogy blog for this tip.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Daily Genealogy Tips

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.  

Ellis Island Research

The Statue of Library- Ellis Island Foundation is a good place to start your immigration research. The link is  here  .