"Family History Daily Offers Research help, news, personal stories, tools and resources for genealogy enthusiasts."
I have been enjoying the newsletter for several months now and two recent posts made me realize how much I have learned from the site.
How Not Finding an Ancestor May Actually Help Your Research
This article is about Negative search results. This is when you search for an ancestor in a record that you could reasonably expect them to be in, but you don't find them. It goes on to explain that the negative results will direct where you next look for your ancestor.
Access Paid Genealogy Databases for Free With This Simple Trick
Guess what the trick is!! It is your local library. Most libraries offer free access to some databases, including genealogy databases. Most often libraries at least have a subscription to Ancestry Library Edition, the sister to the well-known Ancestry.com web site. Some you can only access from inside the library and most will require you to sign in using your library card number and password when accessing them from home. I actually have library card accounts with four different library systems just in order to have free access to the widest range of paid genealogy databases. Here is a list of some of the databases you can access through libraries:
- American Ancestor
- Ancestry Library Edition
- Heritage Quest
- Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps