Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Needing Scots-Irish Research Help? It's HERE!


Dwight Radford has been a professional genealogist, specializing in Scots-Irish and Irish research for decades. I know him well personally as he's helped me and many others on the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour. The subtitle of his book tells the story:  "Strategies and Sources in the Quest for Ulster-Scots Origins." The list of maps and illustrations takes three pages! You will not find list of names in this book but with your ancestor in mind, you'll gain new ideas of where to look for him to document his/her life. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

EWGS Member A 12-Year Volunteer with NEHGS


Bet you'd never guess that an EWGS member is a 12-year volunteer with the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Sue Richart is an EWGS member and a member of the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society. She's been a presenter for EWGS a number of times. Know how her volunteering has helped you and me?

If you use the NEHGS website, www.AmericanAncestors.org, and take advantage of their many, many databases (mostly pertaining to New England ancestors) you can thank Sue. She's helped get a number of things ready to be posted online.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Let's Spend Our COVID Time Learning


This voluntary/mandatory house-bound quarantine has seemed forever, surely yes. So let's finish it off with learning something new..... or reviewing something old. I'm talking about the FamilySearch WIKI. Use the WIKI to learn more about the PLACE you are researching and the RECORDS available there. Or just boning up on your genealogy research skills in general. Besides studying (take a good half hour, please!) there are six free video tutorials to help you learn all the tips and tricks for using the WIKI. These are available in the FamilySearch Learning Center,  www.familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/1035