U.S. Census Data

Many tools, databases, and repositories are available for family history research, and for historical context research. In most cases, U.S. Census data is the best place to start, both for information about your ancestors, and also for contextual information about who lived around them. On census records, you can find out not only the names […]

Why Family and History?

How might you make more meaning out of what you know about your own family’s history? Have you  ever wondered how your family’s story connects with larger stories? In other words, why family and history, together? This blog provides tools, discussions, examples, and ways of working these questions.   Family history research has become increasingly popular […]