5 Reasons for Not Finding Ancestors’ Occupations

Research Mistakes & Remedies Photo credit: By Pierce, C.C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Family historians should always be thinking of out-of-the-box ways to trace the steps of their ancestors, especially when they hit brick walls.  But what if you’ve finally found a handful of your once-elusive ancestors, yet still can’t seem to figure out…

7 Reasons Why You Can’t Find Your Ancestors Online

Avoid These Common Research Mistakes Photo Credit: TaylorB90 via Compfight cc Researching your family’s history has become increasingly easier thanks to the power of the internet. Whether you’ve opted to search online census records, library collections, or Flickr for old family photos, you’ve likely found some ancestors along the way. But what if you continue to painstakingly search online for…