Archives Month: Anatomy of Finding Aid

Posted by Linda Barnickel on October 26, 2015 in Australia, Family History Month, Website

This is a guest post by Linda Barnickel What are Finding Aids? Finding aids are documents which are created by archives staff to assist researchers in learning about, navigating, and using individual archival collections. Many are available online from the institutions’ websites; others may be only available in hard-copy format for on-site use at the Read More

Archives Month: Searching by Context

Posted by Linda Barnickel on October 23, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family History Month, Germany, Guest Bloggers, Mexico, United Kingdom

This is a guest post by Linda Barnickel. Hundreds of thousands of records and manuscripts in their original form are housed in archives throughout the country. Archives, as used in this post, refers to unique, unpublished records of government, organizations, businesses or other institutions. CONTEXT So, how do you go about identifying a collection of Read More

Make Your Family History Survive the Test of Time

Posted by Denise May Levenick on October 21, 2015 in Australia, Canada, Family History Month, Germany, Guest Bloggers, United Kingdom

This is a guest post by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator If genealogists share one common research goal, it’s to insure that the ancestral relationships and stories they’ve learned are passed on to future generations. And with each passing birthday, dedicated researchers may become more worried about the future of their genealogical legacy. Not Read More

4 Things to Know Before Visiting an Archives

Posted by Linda Barnickel on October 20, 2015 in Family History Month, Website

Guest post by Linda Barnickel. October is Archives Month, and archival institutions throughout the U.S. are celebrating! This is the perfect chance to take the plunge if you’ve always wanted to go to an archive, but have hesitated to do so. Many institutions plan special events including open houses, exhibits, programs, and a variety of Read More