How to Create a Genealogy Research Notes Template in Word

In this episode I’ll show you how to create a Research Notes Template that you can use over and over again for your family history research.  Genealogy Research Notes are the most important document in your files when done correctly. Learn how to create great research notes. This template isContinue Reading

3 Reasons Why People Don't Respond to Your Messages & How to Find Living Family

Here are three reasons why people don’t respond to your genealogical questions or messages and how you can find those living family members.  Ride along with me to talk about reaching out to new relatives or cousins you’ve never met and how to reach out properly. In this episode weContinue Reading

Vital Events and Records Right from the beginning of your genealogical journey, you’re going to want to start collecting documents surrounding vital events. These are typically birth, marriage, death, and divorce records. As mentioned before, start backwards. Look for an ancestor’s death certificate (or information) before seeking marriage and birth certificates.Continue Reading

This is my favorite video gear for shooting family events, interviews and reunions. Connie’s Favorite Gear for Interviewing Depending on the situation I will typically use the least amount of gear, but might grab any or all of these. Tripods Affordable Tripod Small tripod with cell phone grip  Make sureContinue Reading

Here in Part two, we’re talking about how to record an interview with a family member.  For information the questions you should ask, please see Interviewing Family, Part One – The Interview. To jump straight to my favorite video gear, go here. You’ll want to record your family interviews or perhapsContinue Reading

If you’re new to genealogy you may be asking yourself, how do I get started, what do I collect, where do I find this stuff, and how do I keep it all organized? Today let’s talk about the basic differences between online services and software on your computer.  Both onlineContinue Reading