February 18, 2019

Are you using a timeline to record all your genealogical research?  If not, read on for 9 reasons why you should.

Reason 1

It won't prove someone is your ancestor, but it can prove they are not. 

For example, I found a record showing Michael Frawley was a publican in Emu...

December 22, 2018

Have you been promising yourself to indulge in some much overdue genealogy / family history reading over the holidays? 

Me too.  So, here is my list of the top ten genealogy blogs I enjoy reading when time permits.  (And yes, even Genealogy Bloggers like yours truly rea...

May 2, 2018

Level : Intermediate

Time to read : 4 mins

Were any of your ancestors present during the Eureka Rebellion at the Ballarat gold diggings or, as it is more commonly known, the Eureka Stockade? 

Were they diggers or soldiers stationed at Ballarat at the time of the rebellio...

April 29, 2018

Level : All

Time to read : 3 mins

Need some relevant pictures to make a Family History story or genealogy presentation more engaging?

Is purchasing high resolution photos or other graphics outside your budget? Then read on to learn about the free websites that I use regu...

April 23, 2018

Level : Intermediate

Time to read : 2 mins

As discussed in a previous Blog article, many of us volunteer to transcribe records in order to make them available online. Now it is possible to get paid in kind for your contributions.

The Genealogist this week reported their j...

April 13, 2018

My website of the week is The Schools Collection in Ireland.  Were your parents or grandparents among the 50,000 young children from 5,000 schools who participated in the Irish National Folklore project in the 1930s?  Or were they perhaps among the teachers who also co...

April 12, 2018

Level : All

Time to read : 1 min

Have you ever thought I wish someone would write about the topics I’m interested in?  Well, today I’m turning the tables and asking you to nominate three genealogy or family history topics you would like to read about in Your Family Genea...

April 2, 2018

Level – Advanced

Time to read – 3 mins

This week's most memorable website is DNA Painter.  The free web-based tool is designed primarily to 'paint' and colour-code DNA segments on your 23 chromosome pairs according to the ancestors from whom they were inherited. 

DNA...

March 28, 2018

Level :  Advanced

Time : 5 mins

The Tithe Maps and Apportionments are a valuable yet little used source of information about our ancestors. The Tithe Commissioners surveyed England and Wales in early Victorian times which produced some of the country's earliest large sca...

March 20, 2018

FindMyPast has released a variety of Irish records this week. Listed below are what I think are the three most interesting and useful.   

1.     American Fenian Brotherhood 1864-1867

This is a fascinating series of British Foreign Office (BFO) correspondence re...

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