How to use FamilySearch, WorldCat and Facebook to find a local history book, with a guest post from Jan Pennington
I share with you my techniques for finding digitized local history books, using 3 randomly chosen pioneers found in the 1916, 1921, and 1926 censuses
I'm super excited to share today's post with you. Last week, I told you there would be a big surprise. HERE IT IS. Val Erde of Colouring the Past chose this photo to bring to life. Her research, talent and artistry literally brought tears to my eyes. It felt like the next best thing to… Continue reading Force 136 like you’ve never seen them – in living colour
In March, 1945, a group of Chinese men travelled to London, England. It was the penultimate stop on their way to Poona, India. They had enlisted in the top-secret South East Asia Command (SEAC), known in India as "Force 136," and had completed basic training at Shilo, Manitoba. From Manitoba they boarded trains for the eastern… Continue reading Force 136 goes to London and takes some holiday snaps – a pictorial story of WWII
I review Newspapers.com and offer tips and a list of how to make the most of your research time on the site
In this post I talk about the risks and rewards of cancelling and renewing my subscription to Ancestry's World Deluxe membership
In this post I'll share with you my secret weapon: my collection of 26 genealogy groups on Facebook. #1 - Simple Facebook searches Are you looking for a long lost cousin? Facebook is like the modern equivalent to the phone directory. #2 - Facebook groups Got a genealogy puzzle? There's a Facebook group out there… Continue reading My fave Facebook groups for genealogy
Here is the post I wish I'd read 20 years ago: How to find a Chinese surname if you only know your name in English
Have you ever been baffled by being unable to find a family on the 1921 Canada census that you found on the 1916 census? Here's 5 steps you can follow using freely available sources.
Ever wanted to blog a genealogy story of your own? Here are 11 tips to get you going.