Genealogical Standards and Guidelines

Recommended by the National Genealogical Society Standards For Sound Genealogical Research Remembering always that they are engaged in a quest for truth, family history researchers consistently— record the source for each item of information they collect. test every hypothesis or theory against credible evidence, and reject those that are not […]

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Tips for Taking Great Cemetery Pictures

By Kimberly Powell, Genealogy Pictures are a wonderful way to document graveyards, from scenic views of the cemetery, to inscriptions of individual tombstones. It isn’t always as easy as it seems, however, to achieve sharp, clear photographs of stones that may be centuries old. That old stone may be […]

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Researching Newspapers — Beyond the Obits

by Carol Stetser Like most family historians, I’d always felt that I was using newspapers effectively. After all, I’d looked up literally dozens of obits and marriage and birth announcements. Recently, however, I’ve come to realize that historic (and even modern) newspapers offer a whole lot more. Since they were […]

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