Goodby to the Ancestry Insider

A faithful blogger has put down his virtual pen and paper. The Ancestry Insider – “unofficial and unauthorized” commenter on and – announced the end of his online newsletter last week.


Finding and visiting ancestors’ graves

Have you spent hours walking around cemeteries to locate a particular headstone? There may be an easier way.

[…]’s new ‘Facts View’ has changed the look of their website, and the reaction has been decidedly mixed.


Place Research

Many of my recent blog postings have revolved around names/surnames. Place names are almost as important in genealogy research. Last week AncestryInsider posted a helpful article about FamilySearch’s latest tool called Place Research.