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