Genealogy: Home is a valuable source for family information

Home is a valuable source for family informationBy Barry J. Ewell

Every research project begins at home. Whether you are looking for information for the first time or searching through your personal research folders, your home is a valuable source of family information.

Take time to look for records you might already have. Use the following list as a guide to sources of information that you might find in your home or in the home of a relative.

  • ¬†Birth: Birth certificate, adoption record, baby book
  • Citizenship: Alien registration, deportment papers, naturalization papers
  • Civil and legal activity: Bonds, contracts, guardian papers, summons or subpoena Continue reading

Genealogy: Family history is about collecting, sharing family stories

Genealogy: Family history is about collecting, sharing family storiesBy Barry J. Ewell

Sharing family history is about gathering the personal stories that our families share between each other and from generation to generation. Here are some tips to actively seek out family stories and share your own through finding the opportunity to share them with others. Continue reading