Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ancestor Helps Prove Genealogical Data

I am working on entering all my genealogy info on ancestry.com's Family Tree and have found a supporting source I had never thought of before. I am using "Lillian's Diaries: Whispers of Galena's Past" to add some of the "flesh" to people who I have statistic data on in my family tree and that Lillian has made diary entries of those same people that expand the person beyond just birth, death, marriage. etc. If you have the pleasure of having old letters or diaries/journals of your ancestors this might be a supporting source for your genealogy information.

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  1. Diaries are a great way to find stories about your ancestor's life rather than just names and dates. If you don't have a diary of your own ancestor, find one from the town they lived in when they lived in it. Even if your ancestor isn't mentioned, you can find out a lot about the happenings in town at the time. You can find many diaries at local historical societies.

    Regards, Jim
    Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

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