3 Genealogy Things To Do On Halloween

1. Make a list of all the ancestral death information you need to find. Go through your Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets and notice what death and burial information is missing. Create a to-do list and start searching. 2. Photograph graves at a local cemetery. Has anyone photographed or transcribed the cemeteries nearest you? Use Billion Graves or Find A …

Need a Loan? Go to the Library! Interlibrary Loan

When is the last time you asked your local reference librarian for an interlibrary loan? Interlibrary loan is an important tool for the genealogist. Through interlibrary loan, a whole world of resources opens up that you would otherwise not have access to. Simply put, the way interlibrary loan works is that it allows you to borrow a book or items …

RootsTech 2016 Announces Opening Day Keynotes, Bruce Feiler and Paula Williams Madison

For Immediate Release   SALT LAKE CITY, October 27, 2015—RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today the first three keynote speakers in its all-star lineup for RootsTech 2016. The first general session (Thursday, February 4, 2016) will feature three inspiring speakers, which include New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler, award-winning journalist Paula Williams Madison, and …

Learn More Genealogy At A Glance

Short on time? Need help with your research but don’t have the time to read a book or take a class? Check out Genealogy at a Glance. These 4 page laminated short guides provide you with what you need to find your ancestors. We have 29 of these guides available in GenMall  to help you including:   African American Genealogy …

Where Are They? Searching For Names

You’ve probably had this happen to you. You enter your ancestor’s name in a search engine and hit the search button. But instead of a hit, you receive a “sorry no results” message. You know they should be listed in that census/newspaper/vital record index, so how can there be no results? Well, aside from the problems that can occur with …

What’s On Your Genealogy Bucket List?

The other day I overheard a conversation between two friends regarding one’s recent vacation. In response to where the person went, the friend replied, “that’s on my bucket list.” Do you have a bucket list? A bucket list is a to-do list of activities you want to experience or places you want to visit prior to dying. You may have …

Graves In Your Family Tree

Do you have Graves in your family tree? We have family histories and cemetery transcription books to help with your genealogy research. Check them out in the GenMall. Genealogy of the Graves Family in America John Graves and His Descendants 1703-1804 Know Your Relatives: The Sharps, Gibbs, Graves, Efland, Albright, Loy, Miller, Snodderly   A Guide to Irish Churches and …

5 Places To Find Your Ancestor’s Death

As new family history researchers  we are taught that the place to find information about a death is a death certificate. But what happens when there is no death certificate? Is a vital record the only document that tells the story of your ancestor’s death? Here are five other resources to consider . Church Records When a government does not …

3 MORE Genealogy Tasks To Accomplish In 30 Minutes

Last week we discussed 3 genealogy tasks you could accomplish in 30 minutes or less. But because there’s so much that can be done in a short amount of time we decided to give you 3 more ideas to work on this weekend.   Search Digitized Books Consider searching digitized book websites for histories of the place your ancestor was …

Before The King’s Daughters: The Filles À Marier

Available from GenMall: Before The King’s Daughters: The Filles À Marier 1634-1662. From Peter Gagné, the author of King’s Daughters and Founding Mothers, the Filles du Roi, 1663-1673 comes the untold story of female immigration to New France. Before the state-sponsored immigration program that sent nearly 800 women known as Filles du Roi to Québec, 262 brave and adventurous women made …