Being a genealogist means using primary sources as much as possible, and the majority of those sources are handwritten on paper. Two challenges exist with these handwritten records: 1. Writing styles were manuscript (cursive) with neatness, spelling and abbreviations … [Read more...] about Understanding Handwritten Records
Oftentimes when doing genealogical research with original documents, you will find handwritten records done by clerks, doctors, or church officials. The quality of the documents varies according to the conditions in which they were kept. They may be faded, turning brown, or even … [Read more...] about Transcribing Documents – Why Do It?
Everyone gets stuck while doing their genealogy research. We lose the trail of our ancestor’s lives and aren’t sure how to pick it up next. This is my top tip to get your research back on track: Resist creating a story about what happened to your ancestors. It’s very … [Read more...] about Stuck? Here’s My #1 Tip