Civil War Regiment Histories

So your ancestor served in the Civil War? What do you know about the unit they served in? Can learning more about their unit tell you more about your ancestor? You betcha! Let’s take a closer look. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below What are regiment histories? Many military…

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Brick Wall Bertha: Step 1 – A Genealogy Case Study

Last time, I told you that step one of brick wall busting is to review previous research. Well, do I practice what I preach? I’m going to show you how I am working through the process with an ancestor I have lovingly nicknamed “Brick Wall Bertha.” Watch This Episode, or…

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Genealogy Clues on a Headstone

Can a cemetery headstone tell you much about your ancestor’s life? Headstones have been used for centuries to mark the final resting place of deceased individuals. The amount of information included on headstones varies from nearly nothing to a whole lot of details. But, no matter how much or how…

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Your Ancestor in the 1890 Veteran Census Schedule

Every genealogist wishes the 1890 US Federal Census still existed! But, thankfully part of the 1890 Veteran’s Schedule still survives… and if you have found your ancestor in it, it can tell you a lot! Let’s examine the details right now. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below The Veterans…

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BIG Family History Clues in an Obituary

Have you ever searched for an ancestor’s obituary? What information did it provide, their death date? Their surviving children’s names? In today’s post we take a look at all the rich details an obituary can provide to help you expand your family tree. Watch This Episode, or Continue Reading Below…

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Introducing the Boundless Genealogy Video Channel

Do you want to squeeze more clues out of the documents you find in your family history search? Do you want to grow your family tree with more confidence and accuracy? Well, that is why I have created the Boundless Genealogy Video Channel, to teach you how to do this…

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Researching the History of Your NYC Ancestor’s Home

Researching the History of Your NYC Ancestor's Home -- Boundless Genealogy

Do you find every aspect of your ancestor’s life fascinating like I do? From the occupation they practiced, to the type of clothes they wore, to the food they ate and the home they lived in, I really enjoy learning every detail I can about how my ancestors lived. When I was in NYC on my recent trip, I had the chance to dig a little deeper into the way our NYC Finlay cousins lived in Brooklyn from the 1850s-1920s.

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Find Your Ancestor’s STORY in the Newspaper

Find Your Ancestor's STORY in the Newspaper -- Boundless Genealogy

The best way to preserve an ancestor’s life history after we have completed our research is by writing down their story. But is there a story in all those dry facts? Where else can you go to discover the story of your ancestor? A favorite go-to resource is newspapers. Oh, the stories you can find in old newspapers!

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