16 October 2014

Family History Month Day 16: In Person Research

While there is tons of information online, and more being added every day, the majority of genealogical information is still found in libraries, courthouses, churches and even the National Archives (and not online).

First, figure out which place you need to visit, then find out if the records are even available, and if they need to be ordered ahead of time. And don't forget to be nice to the people who work there, they can be your best asset for finding the records you need.

One of the best things you can do for your genealogical research is to actually go out and do research the "old-fashioned" way.