This is a story about a wild idea that led to a whole summer of genealogical discovery, meeting new people, and publishing my first magazine article. The idea behind "Genealogy - a Detective Story" Have you ever wondered what you could do with a brand new tree and a few clues to get you started?… Continue reading The story behind the story “Genealogy – a Detective Story”
How to get the most out of city directories, featuring Henderson's Directories and Evernote.
This is #3 in my Archives series. If you'd like to start at the beginning, see British Columbia here and Alberta here. It look me a long time to actually visit an archive. I'm not sure why, but I found all kinds of excuses not to go: can't find parking, don't have time, I can find what I… Continue reading A trip to the archives #3 – the SK edition
Need to knows when visiting the archives of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta
If you are planning a trip to the BC Archives, here are my top need-to-knows.
What if you were Chinese and coming home to Canada in 1921? You got a free stay in the Chinese Detention Shed, no exceptions.
SK has tight privacy laws re Vital Stats. Where else can you go after Ancestry?
Cemeteries are big places. Improve your chances of finding your people with these 10 tips.
My 6 blog posts about the whys and hows of organizing docs for genealogy, featuring Evernote
It's hard enough to organize your ACTUAL family documents - how do you make sense of the docs that MIGHT be your family?