Genealogy: Personal websites, blogs and social media

Genealogy: Personal websites, blogs and social mediaIf you have a blog, website, Facebook page or other way to share information on the Internet, you also have a rich source of information that you should think about saving for the future.

For this category you need to start any archiving process by first identifying what you have. You might have multiple places where you share information, and you should give consideration to them all. Continue reading

Genealogy: Google tips to help you navigate genealogy database websites

Google tips to help you navigate genealogy database websitesBy Barry J. Ewell

As you search the web, much of the data you seek will be gathered into websites like Ancestry.com and RootsWeb.com. These websites incorporate their own search engines to help you effectively explore their various database collections and assets. As you enter a website, our instinct is to type in the surname or individual you seek and hope you find a match. Take the time to find and review search query outlines that have been provided to help maximize their collections. Be aware that most websites have aspects of their Continue reading

Genealogy: Extended research trip #13—Travel websites, books and maps to research

Genealogy: Extended research trip #13—Travel websites, books and maps to researchBy Barry J. Ewell

Travel topics are too many to cover in the scope of this writing.  The following are a few websites that you might consider as the beginning point of your search:www.ricksteves.com/plan/tips/tips_menu.htm

  1. www.freetraveltips.com
  2. www.tsa.gov/public/interapp/editorial/editorial_1254.xml    Continue reading