Category Archives: Genealogy
So I finally took a DNA test to see what it might find. The test won't result in a research breakthrough but it could be interesting anyway. I've got enough generations that I'm certain my ancestors are all from the … Continue reading
Okay, maybe not "never", but tax records have a habit of surviving when other records don't. I'm not sure why but if you have run out of census records you should look to the tax office. A tax record won't … Continue reading
Researching your family history is a marathon, not a sprint. Start with that assumption and you be less frustrated when your research bumps into the inevitable "brick wall". I started in November 1993 when the local computer software store offered … Continue reading
The 1858 Bradford County, Pennsylvania map from actual surveys from LAKE AMES & DAVISON pages are all online now. A few townships need to be transcribed but the maps are available again and most of the residents are listed.
I started adding the 1858 Bradford County, Pennsylvania map from actual surveys from LAKE AMES & DAVISON pages this week. The website log is showing many people looking for the town/township maps – and lists of residents – from this … Continue reading
A blind inquiry is any letter or website post to help you find new information about your current research problem. It's "blind" because you don't know the person you're writing to. Have you ever posted a question online that got no … Continue reading
What's a "collateral line"? Most genealogy researchers focus on their direct blook line. A collateral line is a different branch; your cousins are collateral from your direct line. The key part is that your line and your cousin's line will … Continue reading