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

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

Online is a book called Reminiscences of Randolph County, [North Carolina] written by J.A. Blair in 1890. This book is available for free online at the Internet Archive and can be read page by page on the archive.org website. It can be very helpful in researching Randolph County ancestors, especially sinceContinue Reading