Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found, such as new blogs, interesting posts/articles, useful websites and resources, and of course upcoming webinars.
Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found.
One of my connections to Wisconsin is through my Müller family from Chicago. After my second great-grandparents, Emil Müller and Hulda Wach divorced, Hulda married John Severing and removed to Harvard, Illinois, which is about five miles from the Wisconsin / Illinois border. Emil and Hulda’s daughter Ida, married Charles Brunner, and at various times throughout their life, they were either living in the Harvard, Illinois area, or in Sharon, Wisconsin (just north of the border).
For 26 weeks I will take you on a family history journey through the alphabet, one letter at a time. I have decided that each post will be educational in nature, focusing on topics related to resources, methodology, tools, etc. Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway. Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.
This week, I thought I’d talk about Find A Grave, which is a community project where people can create memorials for those who are deceased. The memorials may contain birth date and place, death date and place, biographical information, and links to the memorials of their spouse, parents, or children. Many memorials also contain photographs of the person’s headstone.
We should all be using this resource in our genealogy research, so in this post, I’ll discuss some tips and best practices for researchers. You should also consider becoming a contributor and “give back” in some capacity.
Prompt: Write about your favorite genealogy web sites. It seems like a new web site pops up every day. Tell us about the ones you like best.