Wednesday, February 15, 2017


We have had our two workshops for February. Last week Eunice Taylor joined us to answer questions about the Family Tree section of FamilySearch. Many members have been adding or correcting information on their part of the tree. Questions involved the process of merging when there are two (or more) duplicate names in the tree. We were also curious about adding photos or documents. Eunice felt that the "Help" function on the website is a valuable tool and everyone should take advantage of it.

This week (to celebrate Valentine's Day) we had a short talk on marriage records: what they contain, the various types of records, and where to locate them. It was also suggested that when a marriage record cannot be located, there should be a search for a nearby "Gretna Green," a city in a neighboring state where it might have been easier to marry. Besides our usual sources of FamilySearch and Ancestry, researchers should also consider using USGenWeb and Linkpendium. There are links to all four of these websites to the right.

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