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

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

5 Books Every Genealogist Should Have

Here are five books that every genealogist should have in their library.  Plus a bonus book as one of my favorite family history books. Click the image to go to the book, if one suits your fancy! They are: #1 Evidence Explained, by Elizabeth Shown Mills is the gold standardContinue Reading