In honor of Family History Month 2017, our editors hosted a live Q&A where we answered some of your burning genealogy questions. If you weren’t able to make it, or just want access to the information we shared, fear not, we have the full recording for you here!
We were very fortunate to receive so many great questions in advance. Our editorial team had a lot of fun answering your questions, and Diane even discovered a possible immigration record for the grandmother of one of our readers!
You’ll not that we had a technical glitch for the first 10 seconds, but after that the video catches up to the sound. We offer apologies in advance for the video delay.
If you’re looking to access any of the links shared in our slides, we’ve shared them below:
How are we related?
Translating Foreign Records
- Reddit Genealogy: reddit.com/r/genealogy
- Google Translate: translate.google.com
- BYU Script Tutorials: script.byu.edu/Pages/home.aspx
- Family Search Wiki: Handwriting: http://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Category:Handwriting
- Omniglot: http://www.omniglot.com
- Family Tree’s List of 7 Websites for Deciphering Old German Script: http://<www.familytreemagazine.com/premium/7-websites-for-deciphering-old-german-script
Finding Birth Records for Adopted Parent
- Federation of Family History Societies: www.ffhs.org.uk/members2/contacting.php
Researching Relatives in Mexico
- Nuevo Leon Records: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1916238
- Websites for Researching Mexican Ancestors: https://mexicangenealogy.info/8-websites-where-you-can-find-your-mexican-ancestors/
Finding Immigration Records
- One-Step Ellis Island Search Form: stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html
Using YDNA111 Test to Trace Paternal Line
- Surname Projects: https://isogg.org/wiki/Surname_DNA_projects
- Family Tree DNA Surname Projects: https://www.familytreedna.com/projects.aspx
Searching for Nicknames
- FamilySearch Traditional Nicknames: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Traditional_Nicknames_in_Old_Documents_-_A_Wiki_List
- Connecticut State Library Nicknames: https://ctstatelibrary.org/access-services/nicknames/
We plan to do this again in the future, and we can’t wait to hear more of your questions!