Gathering stories from close and extended family members is vital to finding missing links, or just to understanding an ancestor’s life. However, anything but firsthand or secondhand sources should be taken with a grain of salt.
Make sure you know these myths so you can build a more accurate family tree!
Not all of our ancestors were diligent about labeling their photographs. And sometimes, we have to face the difficult task of deciding and deducing who that is next to our great-grandma. But identifying unknown family members in your photos doesn’t have to be such a chore. It may not be the easiest job, but putting in the time can be highly rewarding!
Creating an accurate family tree may be a challenge. But, if you’ve discovered errors already in your family tree, it’s more doable than you may think. These 6 secrets can help you refine your searches and find the most accurate information for your genealogy.
Family history is very rewarding, whether it is hobby, activity, or profession. The understanding of your family you achieve and the connections you make are incomparable. As is seen multiple times in history, great rewards rarely come without some struggle and hard times. One of the hardest barriers to overcome…
Do you ever find yourself thinking you have hit a dead end with finding new information for your family history? If this thought has ever crossed your mind, you are wrong. You might have already scavenged through diaries of family members for information, but have you considered speaking with your family? Your living…
When creating our family history, we want it to be accurate, not only so that we ourselves know who we are, but so that those who follow in our footsteps can build off of accurate family history work. But how do we know if our family history is accurate?