Larry Naukam

Making the Most of Maps, Part Two

In part one of this discussion, I gave some reasons why genealogists should, in my opinion, utilize maps and their data more often than they usually do. I will describe some projects of which I am aware. These can be used not only for genealogical research, but also for local history, for mapping medical occurrences, for seeing political and religious […]

Lauding the Ladies 1

Of course, this shapes up as an interesting column to write. After all, I am male, and obviously have only the shared human experience with the other half of humanity. But I come from an area that has a long and rich history of female empowerment and think that maybe people would like to know more about some women of […]

What to do about PERSI 2

A quick guide to the content and use of a specialized periodical index for genealogy. No, not Percy the person. And not Pepsi, either. The PERSI that I am going to discuss is a large and useful index to names and places in historical and genealogical publications. Simply stated, PERSI is short for PERiodical Source Index, a name, place, and […]

New Resource for New York Genealogy 2

IDG Introduces their Newest In-Brief Research Guide: “An In-Brief Guide to New York Genealogy” By Larry Naukam The In-Depth Genealogist (IDG) is pleased to present their newest in-brief research guide in the research series by writer, Larry Naukam, entitled “An In-Brief Guide to New York Genealogy”. Larry writes the column “Doing it Ourselves” for The In-Depth Genealogist’s digital magazine, Going […]