25 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Your Genealogy

This is the title of an article found in the July/August 2010 issue of Family Chronicle. Some common mistakes? Not talking to family members, believing family lore without checking into it, and relying too much or not enough on the Internet. This is a great article for beginning genealogists! This issue also features researching Civil War ancestors, the Federal Census, proving Revolutionary War service and the richness of Social Security applications. 

Family Chronicle is one of several helpful genealogy magazines in the Grosvenor Room of the Central Library. Magazine articles focus on research techniques along with genealogy book and software reviews.  We also carry some that specialize in various ethnicities. Researching your family tree is a fun but labor intensive project. You might think of a new approach or get in-depth information about a new tool or resource by reading articles.

If you’re Polish, take a look at Rodziny from the Polish Genealogical Society of America. Searches is published by the Polish Genealogy Society of New York StateFamily Tree reviews genealogical software, web sites, and blogs. New England Ancestors has a geographic focus. POINTERS is partial to Italian ancestory. Journal of the Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society is dedicated to promoting research while documenting and preserving African American history and genealogy. Nuestra Herencia is a publication of the Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York. 

Take a break from your research with an informative genealogy magazine!


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