Free Genealogy Records and Database Search at Ancestry

On November 5, 2015, Posted by , In Public Records,Reference, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off on Free Genealogy Records and Database Search at Ancestry

Ancestry.com is known for its’ subscription-based genealogy resources. But did you know that Ancestry offers free genealogy records and database search of over 800 databases for free? Yes, free. Easy Steps to Access Free Databases and Records at Ancestry To view the full directory of free resources type “Ancestry.com” into…

Locating Marriage Dispensas of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico

On October 10, 2015, Posted by , In Church Records,Digital Library/Collection,Research Location, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off on Locating Marriage Dispensas of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico

What are dispensas and why are they important? From the early 16th to 19th centuries, the Catholic Church issued marriage dispensa (dispensations) to prospective bride and grooms to verify they were eligible to be married under the sanction of the Church. According to Dan MacDonald of “The Brick Walls” website, marriage dispensations were…

The Power of Genealogy Groups

On September 23, 2015, Posted by , In Research Location, tagged in , With Comments Off on The Power of Genealogy Groups

If you are like most genealogy researchers, you may come across a time where you feel stuck in your research and don’t know what to do next. It is during times these times when the power of genealogy groups can seem like magic. Recently I found myself challenged with locating…