An often overlooked resource in genealogy are voter registration records. We'll show you where to find and use these helpful records in your family history. Genealogists have many resources available to them to aid in their research. Census records, church records, city directories, land records, and probate records are just a few of the more commonly used resources. Many of them are available online, thanks to web sites such as MyHeritage, FamilySearch, and Ancestry, making research possible … [Read more...]
“Burned County” Research – Mission Impossible or Possible?
“Burned County” is a phrase that many genealogists dread running into during their research and is something that many Southern researchers are more than familiar with. Whenever I hear that phrase, the scene of Atlanta burning in the movie Gone with the Wind comes to mind and I picture the ashes of all those records that burned floating around in the air. But the Civil War isn’t the only cause of burned counties. What does "burned county" mean? The phrase “burned county” may have been … [Read more...]
School Records: An “Out-of-the-Box” Family History Resource
Have you used school records in your family history research? If not, you may want to start! Fall is definitely on its way. There is a crispness in the air, the leaves are starting to change colors, college football is in full swing. And for many, the kids are back in school. Backpacks, pencil boxes, notebook paper, and crayons have become a regular part of life again along with paperwork—and there is a lot of it. The school has registration packets to be filled out for each student. … [Read more...]