Pre-1850 Genealogy Strategies with Aimee Cross

Learn from professional genealogist Aimee Cross her strategies for researching pre-1850 ancestors. As you may know, census records prior to 1850 only show the head of household. So how do you research your genealogy before 1850 if they don’t show the family members?  Aimee has a 7 step process sheContinue Reading

You always want to search for the original record.  Believe it or not, Ancestry, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage do not have the original records. In this episode I’m going to show you how and why you should find the original records for your ancestral research.Continue Reading

Hard to Read Census: Solved

In this Tiny Tip Tuesday episode, I’m going to show you how to see hard-to-read census images.  This may solve issues with faint handwriting or poor microfilm images on Ancestry, FamilySearch or MyHeritage and others.  It’s a simple, yet powerful tip.Continue Reading

Newspapers are some of the best resources for genealogists. In this episode we’ll talk about what is in them and where to find them. Many of them are free to search! The cool part about newspaper research is that it is so diversified providing a ton of information for yourContinue Reading

Learn five tips that will make you a better genealogy researcher. These are some of the best family history strategies all in one presentation.  Plus we’ll answer your questions. There is a handout for this episode for Info Channel Members, Happy Dance level Patrons, and they are available at https://genealogytv.org/ Continue Reading

1870’s Marriage Certificate Found in Thrift Shop: The Whole Story

National media picked up this family history story about the 1870’s marriage certificate that was found in the back of a painting in a thrift shop. I’m the one who solved the mystery of this old marriage certificate. In this episode, I’m going to share with you the whole story,Continue Reading

How to track ancestors

Learn how to track ancestors FAN Club members (Friends, Associates, and Neighbors – a.k.a Cluster Research) to break down those brick walls and get unstuck. Researching the people who interacted with your ancestors often helps you confirm your records and ancestor connections. Tracking them is key to resolving family historyContinue Reading