Researching Irish Ancestry can be a challenge. If you find yourself with a genealogical 'brick wall', perhaps checking these available records will help!March and St. Patrick's Day trigger a flurry of Irish genealogical activity every year. It's a great time to focus on those lines that have Irish ancestry!MyHeritage.com is offering free access to part of their Irish records collection this weekend (through 17 March 2014). Ancestry.com has some information about new additions to their Irish collections as well as a discussion about Irish DNA. If you've already begun writing your Irish story, FamilySearch.org has a great place to add your photos and memories. Below you'll find an article that was originally written as part of our Resources series available on our website. The sites listed below are a few of the options available today as companies are constantly adding records to their online databases and Irish records are no exceptionFinding an Irish immigrant’s area of …Read more
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On a recent client project, we untangled a varied pedigree consisting of Chinese, Japanese, and Southern American heritage. Here's how we dissected a complicated family history!As a Project Manager with Legacy Tree Genealogists, one of the best parts of my job is seeing the amazing things we are able to do for our clients. Clients come to us with questions, genealogy tangles, and often with a pile of old documents they don’t even know what to do with. We take these muddled ingredients and turn them into something beautiful and meaningful for the client and their family.Focusing on ImmigrationOne of the most memorable projects that recently came across my desk involved a client who came to us with Chinese and Japanese immigrant ancestry as well as Southern American heritage, all in one pedigree. She had already gathered quite a collection of family documents in Chinese and Japanese, although she couldn’t read them, and just wanted to learn as much as she could about her …Read more
When analyzing your family tree you may encounter conflicting evidence. We share our top tips for resolving conflicts in your family tree.As you search for your heritage, you may notice that sites such as Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and others might contain numerous family trees with information about your ancestors. In addition to this, your grandma, great-aunt, and other various family members may also have their own versions of your family tree. You could also find a book published by a distant cousin, county or town histories, or a variety of other sources which give information about your family tree.In looking at all these sources, you will probably notice that some of them contain much of the same information, but others contain differing information. Some of the discrepancies may just be in the spelling of a name or in a birth date, while others will be more noticeable and concerning, such as a different spouse for your great-grandfather, or a different set of …Read more
Genealogy societies are a great resource for family historians whether you are a beginner or advanced. Genealogical societies are formed for a variety of reasons. They can be created around a common lineage (Mayflower Society), surname (Descendants of John Simmons), ethnicity (American Historical Society of Germans from Russia), geographical research locality (Adams County Genealogical Society), or current place of residence (Utah Genealogical Association). Why should I consider joining a genealogical society?There are lots of good reasons for joining a genealogy society, but here are some of the best reasons for a novice genealogist to get involved. Camaraderie. Chances are that despite your growing enthusiasm for family history research and your willingness to talk to friends and family about what you are learning, you will enjoy getting to know other enthusiasts and discussing the ups and downs of genealogy with someone who understands your excitement and frustration. …Read more