Yesterday I did a Genealogy/Family History presentation.
Where I discussed only a few aspects of the research. It was more about inspiring these folks. It was not an audience of seasoned genealogist. Although a few are.
I did tell them that Family History is moving at an extreame fast rate. You have so many resources available. Less then 25% of our research now you don’t have to step out side your door if you have internet access.
I Listed out some free sources
Free genealogy sources:
Familysearch.org a wealth of information so many avenues to check out.
Find A Grave.org
A Grave Matter.com
GenForum.org message board
Genweb *****[the state your looking for]
Type in a ancestors name into Google push the enter button, something just might pop up. Maybe a book a message borad post etc…
Of course I plugged making a family history blog.
With the mention of Find A Grave there were several folks that told me they would give it a try.
When I was dropping off my son for BSA camp to a friends house the dad showed me on his I phone. That Find A Grave had a photo of his Great Grandad & his grave marker.
Yep Find A Grave has a lot of information there. One of my favorite places to look for an ancestor.