Genealogy’s Star: Discovering Genealogical Videos

Genealogy’s Star: Discovering Genealogical Videos. “I have used YouTube videos for everything from replacing a battery in my car to learning complex software application such as Adobe Premiere Pro. For genealogists, there is a treasure trove of information and commentary from thousands of genealogically related videos just waiting for review. Of course, I have spent … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: Discovering Genealogical Videos

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Six (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Six. “Census records are not limited to those created by the United States government. Of course, many other countries in the world have conducted censuses of their populations. Within the United States, there are many state censuses. There are also a number of local censuses … Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Six (Genealogy’s Star)

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Five (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Five. “Searching online especially of indexes requires a certain amount of experience and strategy. Over time, you’ll begin to realize that indexes are not always complete or accurate. The person compiling the index may have misread the handwriting and the information recorded is either inaccurate … Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Five (Genealogy’s Star)

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Four (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Four. “In all the U.S. Federal Census records for all the years, there are millions upon millions of people named. The process of indexing starts with the selection of terms to include in the index. Obviously, the names of the individuals and some of the … Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Four (Genealogy’s Star)

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Three (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Three. “There is a 72-year restriction on public access to the census data and so the most recent census records that are available are from 1940. Most people will only see the information from one census become available during their lifetime. All of the main … Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Three (Genealogy’s Star)

A Step-by-Step Approach to Using Genealogical Cluster Research: Step One (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: A Step-by-Step Approach to Using Genealogical Cluster Research: Step One. “In genealogical terminology, a ‘cluster’ consists of extended family members, friends, neighbors, and other associates such as business partners. Using the term expansively, a cluster could include anyone who would possibly come in contact with the person who is the target of your … Continue reading A Step-by-Step Approach to Using Genealogical Cluster Research: Step One (Genealogy’s Star)

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Two (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Two. “Before these records were digitized and indexed, a genealogical researcher had to search through each page of the census, name by name, for each locality an ancestor might have lived in. Another obvious challenge was the need to decipher the handwriting of the person … Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part Two (Genealogy’s Star)

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part One: Introduction (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part One: Introduction. “One of the first records that budding genealogists learn to rely on are the various census records. In the United States, the U.S. Federal Census was mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution. The first Census in the United States was … Continue reading Step-by-Step Guide to Using Online Census Indexes: Part One: Introduction (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: FamilyTreeWebinars add Closed Captioning to Webinars

Genealogy’s Star: FamilyTreeWebinars add Closed Captioning to Webinars. “In what well may be the first time the larger genealogical community has provided closed captioning, FamilyTreeWebinars.com in conjunction with MyHeritage.com, who acquired the company last year, have developed and provided closed captioning for 207 past webinars.”

Genealogy’s Star: How do we find records in an archive?

Genealogy’s Star: How do we find records in an archive?. “Archives differ from your local public library or even a large university library in certain important ways. Depending on your experience when you go to a library, you might expect to see books and other resources on shelves and you might decided to browse around … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: How do we find records in an archive?

Genealogy’s Star: Ten Threats to the Future of Genealogical Research

Genealogy’s Star: Ten Threats to the Future of Genealogical Research. “As time passes, certain social, economic, and cultural factors do not bode well for the future of genealogical research. Because of the involvement of large, online genealogy companies, we are being led to believe that the “future” of genealogical research lies in their huge online … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: Ten Threats to the Future of Genealogical Research

Genealogy’s Star: First Ever Virtual Online International Genealogy Conference

Genealogy’s Star: First Ever Virtual Online International Genealogy Conference. “Family History Expos’ Pirates of the Pedigree is the first virtual, online, international genealogy conference and it can be watched and enjoyed from home for free. If you have been to a local genealogy conference recently, you may have had a few vendor companies attending your … Continue reading Genealogy’s Star: First Ever Virtual Online International Genealogy Conference

Progress Check: My Digital Photo Organization (Taneya’s Genealogy Blog)

Taneya’s Genealogy Blog: Progress Check: My Digital Photo Organization. “At the beginning of the year, I shared my strategy for how I am approaching the management of my digital photos. I have been working more on it lately and I thought it time for a progress check! You can read more about my strategy here, … Continue reading Progress Check: My Digital Photo Organization (Taneya’s Genealogy Blog)