#52Ancestors Week 43 ‘Quite the Character’

Welcome to Week 43 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This week's prompt is 'Quite The Character'. So let me tell you a little bit about ‘Uncle Albert’………….. People always use the term ‘He’s the Life and … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 43 ‘Quite the Character’

How to Build a Research Plan — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Research can be defined as “a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding“ https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/research As family historians, we are constantly trying to discover new information and reach new understandings – it is inherent in what we do. But how should we go about uncovering new […]How … Continue reading How to Build a Research Plan — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Understanding Genealogical Sources — Seeing the Wood for the Trees

When I studied history at school I was introduced to the concept of sources. There were exactly three types: Primary Source “An artifact, document, diary, manuscript, autobiography, recording, or any other source of information that was created at the time under study. It serves as an original source of information about the topic.” Primary source, […]Understanding … Continue reading Understanding Genealogical Sources — Seeing the Wood for the Trees