Genealogy Adventures

What’s in a name #1: abbreviations & nicknames

Abbreviated first names one of the things to get to grips with when searching online census,…

Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 1866 Feb.

The Library of Virginia has an extensive digital collection.  This is a collection of documents that…

Getting started with Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org

I use two online genealogy services: Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.  Each has its strengths and weaknesses.  I…

Getting the best out the free version of Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is a great service.  It is undeniably expensive to join.  The good news is that…

Taking those first few steps

Every adventure begins with the first step.  I’d taken mine when I’d started tinkering around with…

Welcome to Genealogy Adventures

My father asked me a fairly simple question one night while I was staying with him…