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Author: Grace Grogan

Don’t Forget Your Digital Camera When Conducting Research: When conducting research, don’t forget to take your digital camera. Most modern digital cameras, including those on cell phones, take nice quality photographs that can...

Back to the Basics: It doesn’t matter whether you are new to family research or have been doing it for years, it is always beneficial to periodically review the...

Finding Time for Genealogy: We all lead busy lifestyles and finding the time to conduct research on your family history is easy to push aside. Even retirees are on...

First Names — Tradition Can Cause Nightmares!: In genealogy, we tend to concentrate on surnames, but a person’s given can create its own set of obstacles in research. Because of naming traditions,...

Using DNA Testing in Family Research:   If you have been conducting family research, you have probably heard about using DNA testing to provide assistance in determining ancestral heritage. You inherit 50...

Genealogy and Weather: This past winter brought unusually bitter cold temperatures and snow all across the country. The Great Lakes were covered in more ice than they have...

Genealogy Research in Military Records: Almost everyone doing research will encounter an ancestor who has served in the military. The farther back your lineage runs within the United States, the...

When Are You Ready to Go Overseas: Regardless of how far back your family history goes within the United States, eventually you will reach a point when you must take your research...

The Value of Maps: A few years ago I was looking for a vital record of a relative. I knew the city in which the event had occurred and...

A Unique Gift: We all have a habit of thinking of family research as something we do on ancestors that have long since passed. Genealogy means spending hours...