Saturday, September 22, 2012

Getting Stuck

It's inevitable. Unless you know your ancestors are royals, there is a good chance during your hunt for family history that you will hit the brick wall. It's not always permanent though--some people do find a way aroudn those brick walls with additional detective work.

When you seem stuck and can't find a way out of it, here are some tips from an article at World Vital Records that provides ways you can get around this wall and get back to adding to your family history.

Stuck Happens! 13 Things to Do When It Happens to You


And remember, you can always let us know about your adventures in the comments section!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Making Sense of Census Records

Are you still occasionally confused when it comes to census records? While the questions may be standard in any given census year, the census records may not always give the same information when it comes to each individual. And combine that with the handwriting variations on original records, you really have to be on your toes if you want to find your family members. Over at Ancestry, they recently put out the Top 10 Census Tips from members. Do you find these helpful? I know I certainly do!