GeneaChat: Reporting on the Past – Recap – What are Y’all Saying?

GeneaChat: Newspapers-Reporting on the Past-Recap-What are Y’all Saying? This month we have been sharing our experience with newspaper research. There is so much beyond finding obituaries. So, what were y’all saying? Dawn Williams-Kogutkiewicz said: I found an uncle by marriage was a bootlegger! He was a bootlegged margarine during the depression! Terri O’Connell writes: I have found so many things […]

GeneaChat: Newspapers – Reporting on the Past 2

I love using newspapers in my genealogy research! There are so many things you can learn about your family. We usually think of obituaries, but there is so much more! Marriage notices, birth announcements, lists of who participated in community events, who ran for offices and lists of widows who received pensions are just some of the things found in […]

How MyHeritage Helped Me Find My Civil War Ancestor

I’ve had a MyHeritage membership off and on for the past two years and today I’m very excited to share that I’ve found my Civil War Ancestor!  Or at least the first that I’ve been able to confirm. After editing and publishing Cindy Freed’s “Ancestors in a Nation Divided” I was eager to find my connection to the Civil War, […]