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Searching for Winfield’s Parents Prior to His Marriage

In genealogy, you want to work your way from what is known to what is unknown. In many cases, you will discover an ancestor is a spouse and had children before you find records for when they are children in their parent’s home. The reason is you’ll need the clues records created during from their […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Evaluating a Death Record

Our ancestors have died, and if we’re lucky they have left records of their death. Those records can provide clues for our genealogy questions. One principle in genealogy is that a record is more reliable when it is an original document created at the time of the event by individuals who witnessed said event. Errors can […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Evaluating a Find A Grave Profile

Traveling to a cemetery can be prohibitive for many people, which is why sites like Find-A-Grave provide an invaluable service.  However, despite the information you will find on such memorial sites, you need to be careful what you accept as fact and what is simply a clue. Find A Grave Memorial Pages provide many details […]