Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Genealogy on Facebook

Social media websites are a great way to connect with people who share our interests and/or background. This post on the West in New England blog recommends Facebook  and other social media sites as sources for genealogy research. This blogger's  list includes Facebook genealogy groups focused on New England, but no doubt there are plenty out there dedicated to other states, regions, and countries.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Getting Help From Overseas

This article explains how, with persistence and courtesy, you can find that elusive information about your ancestors from sources outside the U.S.

Monday, July 13, 2015

WWI British Merchant Marine

If any of your ancestors served in the British Merchant Marine in 1915, you might find them here.

This link to the National Martime Museum will be helpful in tracking down English merchant seamen from World War I.
Also: This ad from Ancestry provides some interesting, genealogy- related facts about life in colonial America.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Revolutionary War Records

 Fold3 is allowing free access to its Revolutionary War collection until July 15th.

20 Reasons You May Have Trouble Finding An Ancestor In the Census