Research support for the family historian

North Florida Genealogy Conference - Call for Presentations

The North Florida Genealogy Conference will be held on March 21, 2015 in Orange Park, Florida. This one-day conference offers both presentations and exhibits at a very affordable price.

They have just released a call for presentations. Selected speakers receive a complimentary registration and are reimbursed for their gas costs. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, the SGES blog has…

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iPad Genealogy

Can the iPad replace the desktop for genealogy research?

I’ve found I’m spending more and more research time on my iPad. There are two reasons for this – Evernote and MobileFamilyTree [iOS - $14.99]. MobileFamilyTree has a companion app for the desktop called MacFamilyTree[Mac - $49.99] but although both can use the same database when it’s stored on iCloud, the mobile app is entirely independent of the desktop version. I believe at the moment, it’s the…

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Mobile Toolbox - Documents by Readdle

A must-have app for your iOS mobile toolbox - Documents by Readdle

The Documents app [iOS - free] is at the top of the must-have apps list for genealogy research. It serves as a document reader, media player and file manager – all in one beautiful package. With Documents, you can search, read, bookmark and annotate iWork and MS Office documents, read PDF documents and ebooks (ePub and FB2), view photos and videos and even listen to music.


The file manager screen…

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Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive

If you are looking for Savannah newspapers, you’ll find them online at the Digital Library of Georgia’s Savannah Historic Newspapers archive. The collection includes the Savannah Georgian 1819-1856,Savannah Morning News 1868-1880, and Savannah Republican 1809-1868 newspapers and offers full-text searching. You can also download each newspaper page as a PDF document.

You will need a current web browser with Javascript enabled to view the collection.

An introduction to the Genealogical Proof Standard.

A follow-up on Google tools from the Google Genealogist (Devin Ashby).

Genealogy Offline

Genealogy Offline

A beginner’s guide to finding family history records that are not online

Experienced genealogists know that the vast majority of valuable family history records are NOT online, but are housed in libraries, archives, historical societies and courthouses across the nation. After you’ve found names and dates and some basic information on the internet, where do you go for details? How can you find out how your ancestors lived? In this book Claudia Breland, a professional genealogist with almost 40 years of research experience, will walk you through the basics of obtaining records such as:

  • Social Security Applications
  • Land and Property Records
  • Wills and Probate Records
  • Vital Records
  • Court Records
  • Military Records
  • Divorce Records
  • Adoption and Guardianship Records
  • Newspapers
  • Naturalization Records

Each chapter describes the type of record, the information contained, where to find them, and fascinating examples. This book is a vital addition to any genealogist’s library!

Paperback - $10.36
Kindle - $7.95 

Available to Kindle Unlimited subscribers at no cost.

The Google Genealogist (Devin Ashby) demonstrates some of the many Google features that support the family researcher.