One Genealogical Record, One Document at a Time

As you search for yet one more record for one of your ancestors, and go on to another search, and another, it can be very exciting! But… what are you doing with all those documents, those copies, those photographs and maps? Here are four helpful guidelines to help you...

Organize

Genealogy research and building your family tree is very exciting as you find evidence of your great, great grandparents and more! But all those pieces of paper, all those stories and notes – how can you keep them organized so you can find them? Here is a simple tip...

Once you have begun to research your ancestors

Once you have begun to research your ancestors, you will find that one family line lived in one place for over 20 or more years. Wouldn’t it be lovely to find a photograph of that home? Of course, it would be even better if your ancestors were fairly wealthy...

Where did the Compton’s come from

To start off with we will name a few Comptons Frances Compton, who landed in Virginia in 1623 John Compton, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634 Jo Compton, aged 26, landed in Barbados in 1635 James Compton, who landed in Maryland in 1637 Thomas Compton settled in Roxbury,...

Follow Your Indirect Ancestors

As a beginner in genealogy building your family tree, you are likely very excited as you find yet another ancestor of yours. Once you find that first greatgreatgrandfather and his family, you probably did one of those little happy jigs at success! It is so satisfying to find the...