Monday, August 27, 2012

Technology in Genealogy

Have you have ran into a technological wall when doing family research? The Internet is full of information, but you have to know how to access it. The same goes with genealogy programs. Learning how to embrace technology can help to get further in your research. Genealogy conferences are now tackling this issue to help genealogists get the most from technology.

Genealogy Conference to Tackle Technology

Friday, August 17, 2012

What's in a Name?

I found this interesting article at Newsday: Baby Names on Genealogy Website. While I don't have personal experience on choosing baby names, I do use various baby name resources as research for the character names in my stories and novels. This is actually a great resource for my stories that are set smack in the middle of the 20th century.

Have you found any interesting names in the 1940 census, whether it was a person in your family or not? Knowing that many spelling mistakes can happen due to accents and literacy levels, have there been any names in the 1940 census that you just couldn't make out?

Friday, August 3, 2012

You Never Know Where History Will Take You

I saw this article in the New York Times and I thought it was fascinating: Obama Has Ties to Slavery Not by His Father but His Mother, Research Suggests. Not only is it an interesting journey through American history, but it is also interesting that it is his mother's side that provides this deep connection. What do you think about this?