How To Get the Most Out of Ancestry.com's Card Catalog
How often do you use the card catalog feature on Ancestry.com? Often times we are very good at researching the genealogy collections and databases we know. We are comfortable in those records. We have learned their idiosyncrasies. Right? But, our research becomes stalled. We've exhausted our tried and true records. In the back of our minds, we are wondering....... Am I missing other helpful genealogy records? You (I!) might be. How do we find what other records might exist? For you Ancestry....
How to Find An Ancestor's Birth Date (Even If No Birth Record Is Found)
We are familiar with the traditional birth certificate research. We use those for documenting the birth date of an ancestor, their parents' names, and their location in time. But you do not have to go too far back in your research timeline to a point when formal birth records were required. The question in your research very quickly becomes... How do you determine a birth date for your ancestor in the absence of a birth certificate? #genealogy