Archive for February, 2013

Genealogy Connect – Ask For It at Your Local Library

February 28th, 2013

By: Carolyn L. Barkley I’d like to introduce you to a new product from Gale/Cengage Learning – Genealogy Connect. This product currently provides online access to 579 titles from genealogical.com (the parent company of Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield). Over the next twelve to eighteen months, the collection is projected to grow to over 1,500 […]

Planning a Successful Research Trip

February 22nd, 2013

By: Carolyn L. Barkley The 2013 RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City is just a month way (March 21-23). If you are planning to attend, surely you will also be planning to squeeze in as many hours at the Family History Library as possible. Planning is essential. Planning an effective and efficient research trip has […]

Thoughts about St. Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2013

By: Carolyn L. Barkley When I was in elementary school, February was fun. First, the month was short. Then to make it seem even shorter, Massachusetts schools had an entire week off ( known, obviously, as “February vacation”) and we lost it only if we had already experienced an excessive number of snow days). Best […]

The British Newsletter Archives – A Rich Documentary Resource

February 11th, 2013

By: Carolyn L. Barkley We should never underestimate the ability of newspapers to add detail to our research or, perhaps, loosen the mortar in a research brick wall. I recently had a critical breakthrough after forty years of searching – with no success – for information about the family of my great-great-grandmother (Kate Dodd, née […]