Watch RootsTech 2017 Recorded Sessions!

If you didn’t get a chance to attend RootsTech or you attended and missed some of the sessions, here’s your chance to view some of them! It’s a mixed bag of topics, so choose which ones suit your needs. It’s also great to be able to rewind the...

RootsTech Streaming Schedule!

If you can’t attend RootsTech, you may still access some of the sessions through the internet. These sessions are streamed live. If you can’t catch them live, RootsTech traditionally puts the streamed sessions up on the internet for a period of time so you...

Why the FHL Restricts Microfilm Access

Have you ever wondered why the Family History Library restricts access to some microfilms and not others? Robert Raymond, Deputy Chief Genealogical Officer, FamilySearch International’s, explained: “When FamilySearch negotiates with archives, we attempt to...

Challenge #29: Assess and Process

Hopefully you spent the last several weeks working your research plan! I hope it went well for you. Now, it’s time for some self-assessment: Did you start with a research question? Did you target your subject’s time and place? Did you search in a variety...

Stay Tuned!

Some of you have noticed that I haven’t published a post since July 11, 2015. Thank you for noticing!  You are among my loyal readers and I appreciate you and thank you. Life has a way of throwing in a few bumps in the road and I’ve hit a few, so my blog had to take a...

Challenge #28: What Do You See?

People who know my dad say I look like my dad. People who know my mom say I look like my mom. How can that be? It’s because they are looking at me from the reference point of what they know. They either know my dad or my mom and see those features in me. What...

Challenge #27: Execute Your Research Plan

Here’s the one you’ve been waiting for! Your challenge is to execute your research plan! I’m sure you’re excited to FINALLY get to it. Just remember: Don’t rush your work or you may miss a vital clue. Cite your sources. Be thorough in your examination of each...

Susan Farrell Bankhead, CG

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