Wednesday Wisdom: Facebook Groups For Genealogy

How do Facebook groups help you with genealogical research? Here’s how… For today’s Tuesday tip Wednesday Wisdom, I wanted to recommend a resource that many people are familiar with but may not consider for genealogical purposes – Facebook Groups. Facebook Groups have been an invaluable resource for many over the years for every topic such as Parenting, Medical Issues and now, genealogical research.  The most resourceful groups on Facebook often have a clean cut list of rules for engagement and have dedicated moderators who manage the conversation to make sure it’s on topic and stays friendly.  Several groups do require

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Our Dream Trip to Ireland to Explore Our Irish Roots

It’s been a couple of months since I traveled to the beautiful country of Ireland but the memories of the trip stay fresh in my brain.  While going through a difficult personal time, this trip served as a cathartic journey; one that I was able to take with my mother (who the trip was intended for), as well as my father. Ireland was like something out of a storybook.  I went through moments where I felt as though I went back in time…experiencing what many of my Irish ancestors experienced.  Of all of my world travels thus far, I’d have to

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Big News for Index Volunteers (or Those Who Are Interested in Starting)

I just received a notification of some big news (indexing-wise). Months ago, I wrote a post about the various ways you can volunteer some of your time by helping transcribe and index old records that are not yet available on the internet. It’s a great way to get acquainted with older records, improve your ability to read them and help current and future generations of family history researchers.  Up until now, FamilySearch.org offered an indexing program but it required the download of a separate program to participate.  What I love about Family Search is that it’s volunteer-run and free for

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