Yesterday, I was really lucky to find a book on the history of Czechs in America from 1922 at a local library sale for under $2.00.  Usually I am not so lucky and I cannot find the[...]
Hit those Surname Message Boards! I have had very uneven success with many message boards.  Some offer soild, wonderful helpful folks.  Some flame you for no reason, tend[...]
Ask your historial or genealogy society about Title Insurance Company Records they might have.Land title insurance companies are most often impeccable with their records of legal c[...]
Hello all! I have been reading several genealogy articles, blogs, websites, magazines, etc. on a variety of topics. While most are very good and very well written, I am struck by o[...]
Before I began my genealogy work in earnest, I realized that some names in our family had fallen into disuse.  My paternal grandmother, INA, for example.  You just don[...]
I frequently find an interesting dichotomy in genealogy work.  While most folks focus on producing high quality, documented work, there many folks who focus on “quantity̶[...]
Recently I have read in a few places how we, as genealogists and family historians, are “not supposed to take no as an answer”. Now, in my other life, I am a fund raise[...]
It is SO exciting when you finally crack a difficult line of ancestry!  I have been struggling with the female offspring of a cousin I did not previously know.  This is also one of[...]
Today is the 67th anniversary of D-Day.  The invasion of Fortress Europe via the beaches of Normandy, France.  After a very successful feint and misinformation campaign by the Alli[...]
Hello all!  As I have continued to work in the genealogy field, I am struck by a distinct dichotomy if find with folks I run into in this work.  My disclaimer is that this is my ob[...]