Cemetery research will never be the same because of the wealth of information on Find A Grave. The benefits and rewards of this information, however, may not outweigh the drawbacks and pitfalls found there. This presentation will evaluate the information for accuracy found on Find A Grave while telling stories concerning the spotlighted individuals.
Robert Gillespie, husband, father, and miner emigrated to the United States in 1869. This presentation concentrates on looking for American sources and sites to find Robert and Robert's family’s home in Scotland.
Military pension records are an amazing source of information. This presentation puts “flesh on the bones” of several individuals whose military records are reviewed from various wars involving the United States. It also goes through the steps of retrieving pensions from various repositories while demonstrating how to utilize and link family lines through these documents.
Genealogy trips can be “the bomb”—or they can bomb. An unsuccessful trip can most often be prevented by following the steps, cautions, and counsel in this presentation. A fun and lively presentation with stories of personal disasters and serendipity, this is a great way to get ready for that first (or many) genealogy research trip.
Sometimes we must go all the way around before we can prove what is right in front of us. This is a presentation chock full of records and research with a resolution to a mystery that has been misunderstood for a century. Hold on for the ride as this presentation demonstrates use of the “long […]