Genealogy In Action Blog
Learn about various record types, methods and strategies, references and resources, and tools and technology to help you grow your genealogy skills. Articles also include a take-action prompt so you can immediately put into practice what you learned.
I started to write this post back in October 2020, but things got in the way and I never finished the post. Apparently, there was a reason to hold off...
You see, this year marks the 25th anniversary of Cyndi's List I guess it was serendipitous that I waited until now
So what is Cyndi's List? I consider Cyndi's List an information superhighway of all things genealogy on the Internet. It's essentially a free directory of links to genealogy resources and references all over the web....
While not always reliable for the birth event, delayed birth certificates can be extremely helpful. In this video, I'll show you some examples of just how helpful they can be.
But first, I want to point out that these certificates can be filed in their own record set, or they can be intermingled with the original birth certificates in birth date order. Also, if you happen to have a birth certificate filed at the time of the birth, you might still find a delayed registration. This could...
If you're only using the Historical Records Collection portion of the FamilySearch site, you may be missing out on a lot of other records, both online and offline.
Check out this video to see why. I'll also take you on a quick tour of the catalog to show you how to identify what’s immediately accessible online, what’s available online with restrictions, and what’s available offline.
Pick a location that you research in often. Then, head over to the FamilySearch catalog and...
If you're looking for a fun and practical way to take your genealogy research skills to the next level, then the Genealogy Scavenger Hunt is for you!
Through this annual subscription, you’ll receive a hands-on challenge each month. You’ll follow clues to a freely available genealogy record and use it to answer a series of questions.
This is for you if you want to...
- test your genealogy skills
- learn about new-to-you records
- dive deeper into familiar records
- explore a variety of...
A research plan is a tool used by genealogists to map out the next steps needed when working to solve a research question or achieve a research goal.
Most of us like to jump into the research and look for anything and everything we can find. This is especially true nowadays with so many useful records available online.
But this approach isn’t the most effective, nor does it lend to the efficient use of our time.
The solution? A carefully crafted research plan.
But Julie, how does this save...
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