I know that there has not been any activity on this website since the move to WordPress from Blogger. I am truly sorry about that. Other projects have taken me away from genealogy. I hope I can change that in… Read moreHi There! I am Still Here.
I have moved the Great Genealogy blog from Blogger to WordPress. The new link is greatgenealogyblog.com. I am a fan of Blogger and I have used it for years but, it is not my website. Google owns the blogspot.com domain… Read moreGreat Genealogy Moved!
Here is an easy way to highlight important areas of a document image. Just like using a highlighter pen on a paper document, this method will call attention to the specific information you want to emphasis. I am using the… Read moreHighlight Important Areas of Document Images
Genealogists photograph tombstones to document the birth, death and burial information of their ancestors. This post will give you some tips on how to get the best possible results when taking those important pictures. Locating Cemeteries Your first challenge… Read morePhotographing Tombstones
Digital Cameras Digital cameras are a basic tool for family historians. Those pictures of family members, their homes, tombstones, etc. are critical additions to our data. There are a few uses for digital cameras that might not be as obvious… Read moreDigital Cameras for Genealogy
Find A Grave is an easy to use online tool for finding the burial places of family, friends, and”‘famous” people. With over 120 million grave records already online, it is an invaluable resource for genealogists and family historians. Find A… Read moreFind Your Ancestor’s Burial Location Using Find A Grave
If one or more of your ancestors lived in, or owned property in, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,… Read moreLand Records at the General Land Office
It is widely reported that my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Vickers, was baptized 13 June 1788 at Bunbury, Cheshire, England. He was the son of Peter Vickers and Hanna Lowe. In 1812, Peter married Mary Jones and they had daughters Elizabeth,… Read moreMistaken Linage: A Case Study
The Social Security Death Index is one of the easiest to access sources of basic vital statistics for the millions of people whose deaths have been reported to the U.S. Social Security Administration. Birth years for the people listed range… Read moreThe Amazing Dr. Morse and the Social Security Death Index