I find a lot of great free genealogy sites by performing pinpoint research to discover what more is out there. A great many generations of various branches of my family have lived in Michigan. That has made me have to dig deeper to learn where to look for Michigan related genealogy sites. Here are 3 of my favorites.
DNA meets traditional genealogy to solve a 4 decade old mystery. Who was the belle in the well?
This week’s tip for beginner researchers
Exploring my personal family history with the story of my 3x great grandfather L.J. Eckler. Civil war soldier, and Andersonville POW, who served under Custer in the 6th Michigan Calvary at the Battle of Trevilian Station.
“You live as long as you are remembered.” — Russian proverb
Family History AKA Genealogy
Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the world and it is only going to continue to grow. People want to know about their origins.
It can also be a very daunting challenge, and a money eating endeavor, which leaves you with a family tree that you are unwilling to boast about because you are unsure of the accuracy. It doesn’t have to be that way.
With the right tips and resources genealogy can be a rewarding and affordable hobby for any budget.
Build a Better Tree
It is human nature to be curious about the people who came before us. Today anyone can trace the origins of the ancestors who came before them. Even instances where it was previously impossible can open these amazing doors to the past with modern technology. All it takes it the right tools. Welcome to my tool box!
- Courage Under Fire: Growing Up in the South Pacific of WWII. Part 5The latest installment in the series following PFC. Fred Jacobs and Company E, 126th Infantry Regiment through the battlefields of the south Pacific during World War II
- Courage under Fire: Growing up in the South Pacific of WWII. Pt 4Follow Fred Jacobs with the Red Arrow division of WWII as I retrace his steps through the combat zones of the South Pacific.
- Research Tip of the WeekResearch tip of the week to help both beginner and seasoned researchers. Primary vs. Secondary sources and how to weigh secondary sources.
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