Researching With Local Resources

Researching With Local Resources

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg I have written in the past about local resources that are available to all of us to use in our research; however, I think that it is a subject that invites a repeat visit. The first resource that comes to mind is local libraries. Many of them contain local histories that […]

Merry Old England

Merry Old England

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg Immigrants began coming to the Americas from England in the 1600s and continue to this day. My family first came in the late 1620s and continued into the early 20th Century. One distinct advantage that I have in doing research on them is that the English records are for the most […]

Solving a Family Puzzle with a Timeline

Solving a Family Puzzle with a Timeline

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg I have been using a timeline to solve a very challenging family puzzle. My husband’s great grandmother, Johanna Mathilda, was listed as the illegitimate daughter of the “town vagrant.” Her birth record found in the Swedish church records was the only place that I was able to locate her mother’s name, […]

Using Timelines for Genealogy

Using Timelines for Genealogy

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg Most of us are familiar with Timelines. You see them in museums and history books. But, have you ever thought of using them to enhance your genealogical research? They can vary from simple to elaborate with images and embellishments. They can cover a short time span or one that spans centuries. […]

Family Legends

Family Legends

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg We all have them, Family Legends. The question is how do we incorporate them into our Family History. What’s your story? Great Grandpa rode with Jesse James, Great-great Grandma was a Cherokee Princess, distant cousins served with George Washington in the Revolution, Aunt Jenny survived the Johnstown Flood. These and other […]

Jamestown’s Albanian Community

Jamestown’s Albanian Community

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg Until recently, I was unaware that there was an Albanian Community in Jamestown. So, I contacted St. Elial Parish for information on these folks as well as researching them on the Web. They arrived here in the very early 20th Century probably fleeing persecution by the rulers of the Ottoman Empire. […]

German Research

German Research

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg Over the last year we have had three or four requests for help with German Research that spurred us to schedule a program for the Hall House Support Group on the topic that was presented by Pastor Dan Rumfelt. The requests combined with the great program inspired me to write this […]

Tracing the Path to the Past

Tracing the Path to the Past

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg While I generally share research tips and strategies with you, this month I plan to share with you a story of discovery in Scotland. My husband and I recently spent a week in Scotland. One of my goals was to try and find the Boleskine Kirk (pronounced bowl- short (e) – […]

Yearbooks

Yearbooks

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg How many of you still have your yearbooks from high school or college? Have you considered using yearbooks as a source for genealogical research? If you haven’t, you should, as there is so much information in them regarding the students, including photographs. Who knows, you might just find that photo of […]

Searching for Land Records in Ireland

Searching for Land Records in Ireland

Contributing Writer Janet Wahlberg I just returned from a week-long seminar on Irish Research that was just fantastic. We spent the first day covering methodology which is a bit different than methodology for other ethnic groups. When setting up a research project for your Irish relatives you need to: Determine what records were created and […]