Have you ever run across a hint from an online database and immediately discounted it? “My ancestor was never THERE!” you cry. And then you realize that all the names — unusual names even — match. You look at the record, and see that names, dates, places, all match. Huh??
I do remember “life before Ancestry”. When RootsWeb was the latest and greatest and bulletin boards were hopping with obituary lookup requests.
I have a lot of interesting ancestors. Not famous ones, but some of the stories I’ve discovered make me wish I could go back in time and have a heart-to-heart conversation with them
But I think the most unusual name in my tree is actually my great-aunt. Especially since I’ve never figured out where the name came from.
For this entry, I want to share about a challenge I’m experiencing in my research and what steps I can take to resolve it.
I thought I’d share about a special treasure in my family that first sparked my interest in genealogy.
Whether you are just starting out in genealogy research, or have been building family trees for years, these seven keys are crucial to your success