Limitations of Death Certificates

January 31, 2020 One of the first records genealogists tend to want to locate for their ancestors is a death certificate. It seems like a no brainer since it usually contains information such as date and place of birth, parents’ names (including the mother’s maiden name), marriage status, date and place of death, burial place […]

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Renewing Genealogy Society Memberships

January 24, 2020 Since most genealogy societies run their memberships on a calendar year, January is usually the time renew them. Within the last few weeks, I’ve received renewal reminders from several of the societies to which I belong. Since these reminders are usually received via email, it’s sometimes easy to overlook or miss these […]

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Using the Family Search Catalog

January 17, 2020 Back in the days when many of the records held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City were found on microfilm, most researchers were familiar with the FamilySearch Catalog ( ). It was the only way to locate most of the resources held by the Library. Nowadays, many of those […]

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