• Making genealogy Connections; Reaching out

    Genealogy and Volunteers

    Whether you have been researching your family tree for a long time, or are just getting started, it is likely you have benefited from the services of a genealogy volunteer.

    Genealogy volunteers are often hiding behind the titles indexer, transcriber and look up. You can find them anywhere in the world from local libraries to National Archives.

    The work they do often helps thousands if not millions of family history hunters across the globe on a daily basis.

    One great Continue reading “Genealogy and Volunteers” »

    The Value of Genealogy Communities

    treeGenealogy communities have sprung up all over the internet.  They come in all shapes and sizes, from online search sites with databases, surname registries, one name study groups and professional societies, to groups like Genealogybeginner that focus on the needs of beginning genealogists. What they all have in common is a group of people who share a passion for researching their family tree. That is why genealogy communities and groups have become so popular.

     

     

    Belonging to one or Continue reading “The Value of Genealogy Communities” »

    How to Make a Better Family Tree

    Many families take great pride in their ancestry; maintaining and preserving their family history in great detail. For countless others, knowing their origins determines for them, to a great degree, how they see themselves today. When you first set out on this journey and begin to learn just how much time and effort are required to study your family’s roots it can be a little daunting. For this reason some people may shy away from this rewarding pass time thinking Continue reading “How to Make a Better Family Tree” »

    Hiring A Professional Genealogist

    I wanted to take a moment to recommend a great online article by Sue Morgan titled, “Hiring a Professional Genealogist.” The purpose of Genealogy Beginner is to help you get started with your genealogy search so you don’t have to hire someone. However, there will come a time when you need a helping hand. If you find this in a great librarian or good friend, fantastic. However, if you find yourself thinking it is time to call in the professionals Continue reading “Hiring A Professional Genealogist” »