Immigrant Family Looking at New York Skyline

Interview with Val Greenwood about the new 4th Edition of The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy

Val D. Greenwood, the author of the new 4th edition, of the acclaimed Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, has devoted much of his adult life to advancing the study of genealogy. Mr. Greenwood is a native Utahan, a child of…
Land Records

Look to the Land: Understanding Land Records

By Carolyn L. Barkley When I first began to attend genealogical conferences, I heard a speaker from the North Carolina State Archives say, “When I hear someone ask for marriage records or wills, I know that the individual is a genealogist;…
Genealogy Collection

You Have To Get Out of the Genealogy Collection!

By Carolyn L. Barkley I first heard these attention-getting words from frequent national genealogical conference speaker, Paul Milner. As both a librarian and a researcher, I could not agree more. Many customers come into a…
Genealogy Death Records Check list

Death Records: A Checklist of Ten Documents Every Genealogist Should Own

This blog is an adaptation of an article by William Dollarhide that appeared in a Genealogical Pointers in December 2006.  William Dollarhide 1. DEATH CERTIFICATES. Always start with a death certificate as the names, dates, and places…