Worldwide Indexing Event – Oct 20-22

If you aren’t familiar with indexing, it is transcribing the information contained on original records to make that record searchable. These include things like census records, court records, military records and much more. Indexing isn’t difficult and it significantly increases the number of records available online. You’ll find details at Worldwide Indexing Event — FamilySearch.org

Those Fun Newspaper Items


Aunt Luella could eat doughnuts and Aunt Sarah could peel apples. Both of them placed in contests held at a 1923 church picnic in Breckenridge, Illinois. These anecdotal items can be interesting asides to learn about your relative or significant clues–depending upon what you don’t already know about your ancestor.

You’ll find plenty of great research tips at:  Genealogy Tip of the Day with Michael John Neill