In this episode:
- News from the Blogosphere
- Top Tips & 101 Best Websites Combo: 101 Best Genealogy Websites 2014
- Family Tree University: Fall 2014 Virtual Conference
- From the Publisher’s Desk
- Pension records on Ancestry.com
- Historic Newspapers on Newspapers.com
- Free historic newspapers at Chronicling America
Other August blog posts from The Genealogy Insider:
- “Who Do You Think You Are?”: The McAdams Sisters Trace Roots in England and Canada
- Top Tech Tools for Genealogy: WorldCat for Library Research
- See the full 101 Best Genealogy Websites of 2014 list here
Coming in September is the Fall 2014 Virtual Genealogy Conference. You will learn strategies and resources to boost your research—and because it’s web-based, you can participate from anywhere! This conference features 15 half-hour videos about genealogy technology, research strategies, and ethnic research. You can also participate in live chats and message board discussions. In this month’s section, Online Editor Tyler Moss discusses one of his favorite live chats from the last virtual conference on Female Ancestors and the Law.
Tips to Maximize Your Online Research
1. Turn old searches into new leads.
- Setting Google Alerts to do the work for you
- Check your favorite genealogy websites to see if they offer notifications when your surname pops up, or an email newsletter notifying of new record sets
- Use the “hints” from Ancestry.com and MyHeritage
For a more in-depth tutorial, check out the video class “Timesaving Tools to Automate Your Genealogy”.
2. Customize your bookmarks.
- Your browser will let you rename and organize your favorites
- Pick a name that means something to you
- Organize into folders by subject
3. Organize your internet finds.
- Develop a filing system and file-naming strategy to keep track of files you download so you don’t accidentally accumulate many copies of the same thing
- Use Evernote web clipper
Want to learn more? Register for our Ultimate Evernote Workshop (8/22/14 – 8/29/14).