Five more blogposts of interest:
What Did Ancestry.com Add and Automate to this 1870 Census Entry? by Michael John Neill
Why we should always look at the original record when possible, instead of relying on Ancestry’s transcription.
Are You Using LibGuides for Genealogy Research? by Gena Philibert-Ortega
Another great suggestion on where to find resources for your genealogy research.
11 Sources for Researching Your Ancestor’s Name by Ellen Anderson
Some websites to help you research given names and surnames – history, pronunciation, distribution, and so forth.
8 Sources to Fill the 1890 Census Gap by Amy Johnson Crow
A lot happened between 1880 and 1900, so try out these resources to fill in that chunk of timeline.
How I Solved It: It Pays to Look Twice by Jacqi Stevens
When you hit a brick wall, return to your sources. Sometimes you miss something, and other times more information becomes available.