Using home sources

Sometimes when we begin researching family history, our first thought is to fly off to our ancestor’s country of origin. A better step is to go through documents and photos found right there in your home.


Success with a new source

KC shared the following success story/advice after being motivated by presentations at the recent Celtic Connections Conference. Here’s KC’s story:

I’m a Boston member who joined IGSI at the first Celtic Connections Conference two years ago. I have all New York City Irish and had gotten nowhere looking for places of origin in Ireland. I […]

Obituary source

While checking the FamilySearch blog for news about their indexing event (a big success – 116,475 participants indexed 10,447,887 records), I picked up an intriguing piece of advice.


GenealogyBank Obituary Index

Last October and announced a joint venture to make nearly a billion historical obituaries searchable online. Over 100,000 volunteers have been listed to help with the indexing, and records are being added to FamilySearch as they become available.


Obituaries to be Indexed by Volunteers

Last week, in commemorating October as Family History Month, FamilySearch and GenealogyBank announced their joint initiative to make historical obituaries searchable online.