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I See the Soldiers – Do You?   Recently updated !

  A couple of years ago I had the good fortune, through The In-Depth Genealogist, to get my book Ancestors In A Nation Divided published. The book contains a lot of information for anyone researching their Civil War ancestor. Whether your veteran fought for the North or the South, there are a multitude of research sources given to learn more […]


Provost Marshal Records Will Help in Your Civil War Research   Recently updated !

As the Civil War entered its third year the Union had fewer and fewer men enlist. The glory and glamour of war had dimmed as local veterans came home wounded, missing extremities, or not at all. As I mentioned in an earlier article, the United States established the very first draft in 1863. The Civil War Military Draft Act (aka […]


Don’t Forget Your Own Past 1   Recently updated !

One thing that family historians are often bad at is documenting our own lives. We spend years researching our distant ancestors, desperate for every little bit of information we can find about them, but do not bother to write about our own lives for our descendants. It can seem a huge and daunting task to write all about ourselves. It […]


Looking for a Chance to win a RootsTech Entry

Currently we have two of our writers holding contests for a free pass to RootsTech 2018. If you are looking to enter a contest, you can share your brick wall with Terri on her contest post at Finding Your Ancestors. Her contest runs through Nov. 28th with the winner being chosen on the 29th. Cheri is also hosting a contest […]


Product Spotlight: In-Brief Guides

Today we are spotlighting our In-Brief Guides. There is nothing better than have resources are your finger tips. But to have our In-Brief Guide at your finger tips is helpful. These guides are two pages, front and back, and laminated. Easy to bring with you on your research trips because they do not take up much space. Our Current In-Brief […]


Using Archived Records to Fill in Your Ancestor’s Timeline 1

Do you have gaps in your ancestor’s timeline? Are you curious about what your ancestor’s did in-between the time the census was taken? You might just find what you’re looking for in the many record collections of an archive. I hope that all genealogists are collecting unique information about their ancestor’s in addition to the normal birth, marriage and death […]