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.
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. Update - 28 Mar 2019 The Saskatchewan government moved to consolidate its 4 locations into one location in Regina. The Saskatoon archives are now closed. In addition, the online database is also offline. I will… 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?