Thursday, April 19, 2018

Calculating Family Relationships

If my Dad has a cousin, and that cousin has a son, and that son has a daughter, how am I related to her? A quick way to find out is at WolframAlpha's history resources.   Look for "Genealogy" in the middle of the page. The results include a family tree showing the relationship, and other relationship properties  (The girl above would be my second cousin once removed).

Friday, April 13, 2018

Using Reddit for genealogy

Social news aggregator provides a place for genealogists to share their big breakthroughs and get advice from other genealogists. If you don't know about reddit, see the Wikipedia entry here .
This is the link to their genealogy content

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Civil War Records at Fold3

Fold3 is providing free access to its Civil War collection from now until April 15th.

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