Giving Thanks for Overlooked Ancestor Resources

By Jeanne Rollberg One we’ve discovered basic birth/marriage/death facts about our ancestors, we often yearn for details about them to help us understand the context of their lives and their values. Thankfully, there are many lesser-used or overlooked resources that can help in our quest. The focus of the resources identified here will be in…

Archival Survival Part III: Virginia and Georgia Research, and Your Family Tree

By Jeanne Rollberg After commemorations of the September 11, 2001 attacks this week and after America’s birthday celebration on July 4, researchers about America are reminded: It’s time to re-dedicate ourselves to investigating history, our immigrant ancestors, and their families’ contributions to the United States. When we seek comprehensive information on forebears and the contextual…