Genealogy TV

Recently I had a GTV Academy member ask a question about how to organize multiple spouses with multiple kids with multiple names. I have created an Excel spreadsheet to help organize all of those ancestors, their marriages, and children by various spouses, in a timeline with dates and places… toContinue Reading

Genealogy TV

Learn how to build your family tree for free on Ancestry.com. I’m going to show you how I built a family history tree back to the 1700’s, without spending a dime. No credit card required. No kidding. In this episode, I’ll show you step by step how to create aContinue Reading

If I were starting my genealogy over again today, what and how would I do it.  Here are ten things I would do immediately, when starting my family tree.Continue Reading

Freedmen's Bureau Records on Ancestry

EXTRA EXTRA – NEW TODAY! Ancestry has announced the addition of the Freedmen’s Bureau and Freedman Bank Records available for free!  This is 3.5 million records that is a huge benefit for those researching their African American and poor or indigent white ancestors in the post Civil War era.  TheContinue Reading

Five tips for reading old handwriting in documents: Paleography

Reading old documents certainly can be a challenge. Learn my five tips for reading old documents (a.k.a. Paleography in the US or Palaeography in the UK).  Plus here is a list of several free paleography courses on the web so you can study at your leisure.  Paleography Resources Free CoursesContinue Reading