Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Best Genealogy Advice

Calling all Genea-Musings readers - it's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!!

Are you ready?  Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  Leah over at The Internet Genealogist blog, wrote The Best Genealogy Advice I Ever Got Was earlier this week.  I thought that it would be a good challenge for SNGF.

2)  Tell us what genealogy advice you received that helped you improve your understanding, knowledge and skills in genealogy research.

3)  Write it up in your own blog post, in a comment to Leah's blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment on Facebook. 

Here's mine:

Early in my genealogical research, a wise San Diego Family History Center volunteer named Ray Dawley told me to use the Family History Library Catalog to find land records and probate records for my ancestors because they provide excellent original source material to prove relationships - especially for married daughters. 

I have tried very hard to do this for all of my ancestral families and have crashed through several brick walls doing so.  Of course, not everybody left these records, and that's why I still have quite a few brick wall ancestors.


Greta Koehl said...

My response was left at Leah's blog - I like this one, too!

Eileen said...

I think the best advice I ever got was from my first Methodology class at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. I learned how to do a research plan. Since then I construct one for every research question I want to answer and I make significantly better progress in my research--knocking down several brick walls.