Military Headstones

Military Headstones Can Provide Excellent Information For Genealogy Research

Who is Eligible for a Government-Issued Headstone? Upon request and at no charge to the applicant, The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supplies … Read more

getting to know our ancestors

Getting To Know Our Ancestors

There Can Be Clues Hiding In Those Papers Researching a family tree can lead to a huge collection of papers and things. A second or … Read more

tradition of bringing home the dead from American Wars

The Tradition of Bringing Home America’s War Dead

Some interesting facts about the tradition in our country of bringing home the dead during American wars.   Civil War The American Civil War had over … Read more

individual deceased personnel file for family research military

The Genealogical Importance of an Individual Deceased Personnel File

Finding information about family members in the military when records were lost or destroyed. Sadly, many of us, me included, have ancestors that were killed … Read more

teaching children genealogy

The Importance of Teaching Our Children Their Genealogy and Family History

I have been interested in my family tree for as long as I can remember.  I always loved listening to everyone’s stories, trying to store … Read more

digitizing family research

The Importance of Digitizing Family Research

Family tree research leads to acquiring a lot of things.   Things like photos, letters, wills, and jewelry.  It can be a little overwhelming trying to … Read more

Ancestry.com card catalog search

Using Ancestry’s Card Catalog

Why Use the Card Catalog on Ancestry.com? To begin go to search and slide down close to the end where you see card catalog. Why? … Read more

using newspapers to find family story

Using Newspapers to Tell a Family Story – The History of a Marine

The story of Marine – Jesse Melton Browne Jr. and tips on finding his history using newspapers! I absolutely love it when things just come … Read more

Accidental Finds and Looking for Details

That Crazy Dejavu Feeling! Today I have a photo I’m researching, a large maybe 8×10 photo ( I didn’t measure it, but this is close) … Read more

Photo Types Can Tell You About Dates for Genealogy

Photo Types Can Also Tell You About Dates

Let’s Explore Some Different Types of Photos A few little dating tips regarding some of the photos found. Hopefully this will be helpful to some … Read more

Finding Old Properties using Google Earth

Using Google Earth to Find Old Properties

My Grandfather and a few tips…Using Google Earth I can remember the last time I sat in his lap and he held me telling me … Read more

Using Obituaries for Genealogy Research

Using Obituaries for Genealogy Research

Obits provide all kinds of information! Obituaries provide a great deal of information, and these notices can be found either in newspaper or funeral home … Read more