It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in the US and that traditionally means lots of time with family. While our dinner tables this year will look quite different for many of us (thanks, COVID-19), it doesn’t mean we have to forego learning more about our family history. An old-school phone call or even a Zoom interview are … Continue reading Five Family History Questions to Ask Your Relatives This Holiday Season
It’s 2020, ya’ll, and you’ve likely heard a lot about the upcoming census, slated for this April. It got me thinking that, while it’s one of the most common historical records for new researchers to search for and interact with, many people may not be familiar with the history of census-taking (#trendingtopic #sarcasm) and all … Continue reading What Exactly *is* the Census and How Do I use it?
R E S E A R C H. Do the memories of book reports and science projects trigger immediate heart palpitations and sweaty palms? Do you have flashbacks to awkward oral presentations and late-night diorama panic? You’re not alone and I feel your pain. I mean, it’s 2020: can’t we just click a button and … Continue reading Seven Steps for Getting Started with Family History + Genealogy
Genealogy? *yawn* Who wants to take a nap? :: slowly raises hand :: I get it. Believe me. The truth is, though, that over the last 20 years, exploring my family’s past has been one of my life’s most exciting and eye-opening passion projects. Like pretty much *every single family* in the world, mine has its share … Continue reading Genealogy: A Love Letter