Genchat 2015.09.25 Researching from a Distance

I rarely get a chance to be free when #genchats are on – because they are Saturday lunchtime in Australia. However today I finally had the opportunity to participate live.

_genchatSep 26, 4:33am via TweetDeck

Tonight on #genchatresearching from a distance! Share your tricks at 9pm central. See you there!genealogygenchat.com #genealogy

ancestryjourneySep 26, 10:49am via Twitter for Android

#genchat is just over an hour away! See you there.#genealogy

_genchatSep 26, 11:53am via Nurph

Hello everyone! #genchat

_genchatSep 26, 11:54am via Nurph

Great to see a lively pre-genchat crowd. 🙂 #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 11:55am via Hootsuite

hi – I finally made another #genchat instead of tripping around Australia or off overseas or at a genealogy event – looking forward to it

_genchatSep 26, 12:02pm via Nurph

We have a new rule tonight – for tonight only.#genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:02pm via Nurph

You are not allowed to say “Google it” or “search engine” … because that makes this chat kinda’ boring. Cool? #genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:03pm via Nurph

Tonight we are talking about “researching from a distance” so no easy-answer-search-engines!#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:03pm via tchat.io

A new rule? The Q’s are made up? #genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:04pm via Nurph

Q1: How far away are you (measurement is your choice) from your primary ancestor you are researching? #genchat

mfhy2kSep 26, 12:05pm via Twitter for Android

A1 about a 5 hour drive paternal side and 12 hour flight maternal side #genchat

SherbrookSistasSep 26, 12:05pm via Hootsuite

A1 – he was in same town but died 110 years ago#genchat

DrGranmaSep 26, 12:07pm via tchat.io

A1 Two grandparent and a grandmother all came from different towns in Romania. It is difficult to get info fromtowns I need #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:07pm via Hootsuite

oops wrong Twitter profile so RT @SherbrookSistas: A1 – he was in same town but died 110 years ago#genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:08pm via Nurph

Q2: What have you learned abouot #genealogy when trying to research long distance? #genchat

CarolinaGirlGenSep 26, 12:09pm via Nurph

A2: Find an expert in the area #genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:09pm via Nurph

A2: Historical maps are an important resource!#genchat

talkingboxgenSep 26, 12:09pm via Nurph

A2: When dealing with foreign countries it’s very important to know specifics about the area you’re researching. #genchat

llawson3967Sep 26, 12:09pm via Twitter Web Client

A2. Without a research plan and a research log I’m wasting my time. #genchat

PhreyPressSep 26, 12:09pm via Twitter for iPhone

The Internet is awesome & finding distant cousins is so helpful. #genchat

mfhy2kSep 26, 12:09pm via Twitter for Android

Q2 it’s difficult and there are language barriers#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:09pm via tchat.io

A2: It takes more time, usu. more money…. #genchat

geneapleauSep 26, 12:09pm via tchat.io

A2. The Internet is my best friend! #genchat

PamBCASep 26, 12:10pm via Nurph

A2: Learning about the area helps for figuring out what records are available. #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:10pm via Nurph

A2: Sometimes the place to research is not the place your ancestors lived. 🙂 #FHL #genchat

jbron1jonesSep 26, 12:10pm via Twitter for Android

A2. That people can be very helpful if you ask nicely.#genchat

FamilySleutherSep 26, 12:10pm via Twitter for iPad

A2. Relationship-building via email is an art and can be essential to winning over help from afar.#pleaseandthankyougoalongway #genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 12:10pm via Twitter for iPhone

A2 Need to look at a map. Know the boundaries of counties/departments in France #genchat

leprchaunrabbitSep 26, 12:10pm via TweetChat powered by oneQube

A2 It helps to know someone in the area over there! Saves time and lots of money! #genchat

llawson3967Sep 26, 12:10pm via Twitter Web Client

Yes. #genchat

Family Sleuther @FamilySleuther

A2. Relationship-building via email is an art and can be essential to winning over help from afar. #pleaseandthankyougoalongway #genchat

nelleFamTreeSep 26, 12:11pm via Twubs

A2 Every state, county, city has different resources available, especially online #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:11pm via tchat.io

A2: Resources can be at a different level than what you are used to. Vitals may be at city level instead of county etc #genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 12:11pm via Twitter for Android

A2 Learned not to get frustrated with different spellings or spelling errors & understand not everyone maintained good records. #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:11pm via Hootsuite

A2 Learn the records systems of area you are researching #genchat – hard if you are Australian & you have Illinois ancestor born 1860s

SNiblickSep 26, 12:12pm via Hootsuite

A2: use a wiki or resource guide book to know what is available for the area. #genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 12:12pm via Twitter for iPhone

This! #genchat

KerrieAnne Christian @SteelyGenes

A2 Learn the records systems of area you are researching #genchat – hard if you are Australian & you have Illinois ancestor born 1860s

packrat74Sep 26, 12:12pm via Nurph

@SteelyGenes Happy to help with US research for anyone out of country. #genchat

llawson3967Sep 26, 12:13pm via Twitter Web Client

@DanteEubanks I talk to the ancestors through it all. If they want to be found, they lead hard and fast!#genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:16pm via Nurph

Q3: What have you learned NOT to do in long distance research? #genchat

PamBCASep 26, 12:16pm via Nurph

A3: Do not start without a research plan #genchat

DrGranmaSep 26, 12:16pm via tchat.io

A3 not expect much & that it will be slow #genchat

leprchaunrabbitSep 26, 12:16pm via TweetChat powered by oneQube

A3 Submit all your research and ask: what can you fill in o.0? #genchat

CarolinaGirlGenSep 26, 12:16pm via Nurph

A3: Think that it’s all online. You have to get boots on the ground. #genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:17pm via Nurph

A3: Don’t assume that your people never crossed county boundaries. We do it all the time, and they did too. #genchat

SNiblickSep 26, 12:17pm via Hootsuite

A3: go without a plan and preparation.#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:17pm via tchat.io

A3: Expect a response. I sometimes don’t get one. #genchat

llawson3967Sep 26, 12:17pm via Twitter Web Client

A3. Where to find boots on the ground to discover where the good stuff is hidden!#genchat

jbron1jonesSep 26, 12:17pm via Twitter for Android

A3. It will take way more than the internet.#genchat

SNiblickSep 26, 12:18pm via Hootsuite

A3 part2: ask for everything and the kitchen sink. #genchat

FamilySleutherSep 26, 12:18pm via Twitter for iPad

A3. Don’t accept as definitive truth when someone tells you that the record(s) don’t exist. Get a 2nd opinion. #genchat

talkingboxgenSep 26, 12:18pm via Nurph

A3: Assume boundaries never changed 🙂#genchat

mandoracSep 26, 12:18pm via TweetChat powered by oneQube

A3: Expect things to be the same (where records are held, what records survive, etc). #genchat

MelTafaroSep 26, 12:19pm via Twitter for iPhone

A3: I’ve learned to NOT assume what one state has for records, all states will have!!#genchat

halfacadianSep 26, 12:19pm via Twitter for Android

A3: I have learned not to trust long distance online trees…
A pet peeve I just had to throw out there.#genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 12:19pm via Twitter for iPhone

A3 : Expect a quick answer! Patience is the word! #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:19pm via Hootsuite

A3 not to rush in and expect it to be all like in NSW Australia records – impatience will get you nowhere #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:20pm via Nurph

@halfacadian what makes an online tree long distance? As opposed to just online?#genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:20pm via Nurph

A3: Don’t expect you can find everything via one-stop shopping. #genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:21pm via Nurph

Oh, almost forgot — A2: The informant on a record is very important. Don’t ignore it.#genchat

halfacadianSep 26, 12:23pm via Twitter for Android

@kmjordan73 written by a European with the same assumptions/mistakes/carelessness/lack of sources as so many are. #genchat

mandoracSep 26, 12:24pm via TweetChat powered by oneQube

major side-trackedness abounds! lol#genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:25pm via Nurph

@halfacadian I don’t think that has long distance boundaries – every online tree needs evaluation, much like any other source. #genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:26pm via Nurph

Q4: So… long distance research is easy, is it? #genchat

geneapleauSep 26, 12:26pm via tchat.io

A4 No, but easier than it used to be…#genchat

CarolinaGirlGenSep 26, 12:27pm via Nurph

RT @geneapleau A4 No, but easier than it used to be… #genchat

mandoracSep 26, 12:27pm via TweetChat powered by oneQube

A4: Long-distance research takes some practice. 🙂 #genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:27pm via Nurph

A4: With the proper discipline, long-distance research can still be rewarding.#genchat

PamBCASep 26, 12:27pm via Nurph

A4: It depends on what’s available in the area I’m looking #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:27pm via Nurph

Yup! RT @PamBCA A4: It depends on what’s available in the area I’m looking#genchat

SallyOnTheGoSep 26, 12:27pm via tchat.io

A4 No. I have the best luck when requesting one/two specific things.#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:27pm via tchat.io

A4: No it’s not easy, but it can depend on what’s available. #genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 12:28pm via Twitter for iPhone

A4 : No! That’s why it’s fun! You learn new things from different countries. #genchat

CarolinaGirlGenSep 26, 12:28pm via Nurph

A4: It depends on the area and the resources available. #genchat

DrGranmaSep 26, 12:28pm via tchat.io

A4 Has anyone defined long distance research? #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:28pm via Hootsuite

A4 – sometimes it is luck, timing and sometimes it is hard work – mostly not easy #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:28pm via tchat.io

Most of my research is long distance, but I guess it depends how you define “long”#genchat

SNiblickSep 26, 12:28pm via Hootsuite

A4: maybe if you have a town full of minions in the local area to do your work.#genchat

halfacadianSep 26, 12:29pm via Twitter for Android

A4: it is becoming easier all the time as more records are digitized and released. Have to continually recheck for new additions. #genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:29pm via Nurph

A4: “Easier” to shoot yourself in the foot, too. 😉 #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:29pm via tchat.io

Is “long” outside your town, county, state etc? #genchat

MelTafaroSep 26, 12:30pm via Twitter for iPhone

A4: if that were true, I’d be done with a lot less hair pulling and head banging on my desk!! #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:30pm via Nurph

I’m thinking 90% of my research is long distance, when I do most of it from my couch. #genchat

MelTafaroSep 26, 12:30pm via Twitter for iPhone

A4: if that were true, I’d be done with a lot less hair pulling and head banging on my desk!! #genchat

FamilySleutherSep 26, 12:30pm via Twitter for iPad

A4. The wondrous Internets have made distance research easier than ever.#genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 12:30pm via Twitter for iPhone

Long for me is outside my province of Québec #genchat

nelleFamTreeSep 26, 12:30pm via Twubs

I would consider “long” as any place you can’t easily or often visit #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:31pm via tchat.io

Am I the only one who has always had the internet for #genealogy research?#genchat

SNiblickSep 26, 12:31pm via Hootsuite

A4 cont: I think more information is available to identify repositories -libraries and societies – than before the internet.#genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:31pm via Nurph

@SparrowBeth73 No, I started in 2006 and have only done research online.#genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:31pm via Nurph

No (says the other 73) RT @SparrowBeth73 Am I the only one who has always had the internet for#genealogy research? #genchat

geneapleauSep 26, 12:31pm via tchat.io

@huboutourville Long for me is defined by travel time; our traffic is nasty!#genchat

FamilySleutherSep 26, 12:31pm via Twitter for iPad

A4 cont. But woe to the genealogist that doesn’t also kick it old school: writes letters, makes calls, conducts site visits.#genchat

DrGranmaSep 26, 12:32pm via tchat.io

A4 I would not include online major data bases, Ancestry, Family Hist Lib. I think unusual/out of comfort zone resources. ??#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:33pm via tchat.io

I still kick it old school and type letters, even though I’ve had the internet.#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:33pm via tchat.io

@halfacadian Yes I agree there is more available each year. #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:33pm via Nurph

@SparrowBeth73 Absolutely – I’ve written letters to older relatives who don’t do that new-fangled Internet thing. #genchat

halfacadianSep 26, 12:33pm via Twitter for Android

@SparrowBeth73 No. I started in 2001, so it’s been available to me. So much more available today than even a year ago.#genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:34pm via Nurph

@SparrowBeth73 @huboutourville One of my local libraries closes Fridays. #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:34pm via tchat.io

@huboutourville My library isn’t open Saturdays anymore. It’s sad. 😦 #genchat

SallyOnTheGoSep 26, 12:35pm via tchat.io

I started with Jackson Indexing books for censuses in library, then renting one film for one family in a census! #oldskool#genchat

llawson3967Sep 26, 12:35pm via Twitter Web Client

Start with a research plan. What do you want to know? What era is the your research? #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:35pm via tchat.io

@packrat74 @huboutourville They used to be closed Thursdays and open Sat morns, but decided to open Thurs morn instead of Sat #genchat

jbron1jonesSep 26, 12:35pm via Twitter for Android

I just spent several Saturday’s at a nice Dallas library and found good things or hints to good things. #genchat

geneapleauSep 26, 12:36pm via tchat.io

Getting distracted by bright, shiny, genea-objects… #genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 12:36pm via Twitter for Android

A4 Much easier than 5 or 10 years ago.#genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:37pm via Nurph

Q5: What local resources have you used to further your long distance research goals? #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:37pm via Nurph

A5: Local genealogy friends and society groups focused in the same area#genchat

mandoracSep 26, 12:37pm via TweetChat powered by oneQube

A5: Library, most definitely. 🙂 #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:38pm via tchat.io

A5: Facebook group in the area I’m researching #genchat

PamBCASep 26, 12:38pm via Nurph

A5: Asking questions of local society members doing research in the same area. #genchat

llawson3967Sep 26, 12:38pm via Twitter Web Client

A5. My local society is 1st stop. then SLC FHL. Then ROAD TRIP! #genchat

geneapleauSep 26, 12:38pm via tchat.io

A5. Yeah, library. Or even the website of a library at the location I’m resaearching.#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:38pm via tchat.io

A5: Facebook group in the area I’m researching #genchat

CarolinaGirlGenSep 26, 12:38pm via Nurph

A5: Local library has a research room.#genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:38pm via Nurph

A5: Local (to me) public library has good how-to books, access to Heritage Quest, newspaper resources. #genchat

MelTafaroSep 26, 12:38pm via Twitter for iPhone

A5: libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies. #genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 12:38pm via Twitter for Android

@DrGranma I absolutely agree! The best long distance research is when you find it in the least expected places outside the norm! #genchat

mfhy2kSep 26, 12:39pm via Twitter for Android

A5 facebook groups from the area.#genchat

geneapleauSep 26, 12:39pm via tchat.io

@mfhy2k FB groups are great! I’ve picked up a few cousins there! #genchat

SNiblickSep 26, 12:39pm via Hootsuite

A5: library collections and genealogy education. #genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 12:39pm via Twitter for iPhone

A5 Libray, Archives, my genealogical society #genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 12:39pm via Twitter for Android

A5 Local societies with historical data on foreign places attributed to families associated with those places. #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:39pm via Hootsuite

A5 – Local library had 19th Census records for NSW Australia before they were online also local family history group newsletters#genchat

FamilySleutherSep 26, 12:39pm via Twitter for iPad

Local #familyhistory library is helpful closing distance gap (ex: microfilms, special collections only viewable online at center). #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:41pm via Hootsuite

A5 – Relatives for memories and photos#genchat

SallyOnTheGoSep 26, 12:41pm via tchat.io

@DrGranma They were books by state w/ heads of housefold from census, literally a paper index. Find person, then rent microfilm #genchat

PhreyPressSep 26, 12:41pm via Twitter for iPhone

Q5: old photos. We identified someone by matching it with the same photo belonging to a cousin 1500 miles away My ggg grandfather. #genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:41pm via Nurph

Surprised no one has mentioned their local Famiy History Center – or did I just miss it? #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:41pm via tchat.io

FYI My library is open Tuesdays til 8 pm so that’s my best chance to get there. I work 3 days/week #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:41pm via Nurph

@_genchat Yup, I saw family history library mentioned #genchat

SallyOnTheGoSep 26, 12:42pm via tchat.io

@DrGranma Long before internet! Was a month-long process to find a family in one census record! #genchat

geneapleauSep 26, 12:42pm via tchat.io

@_genchat Nearest FHC is in a local library… #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:42pm via tchat.io

@_genchat Someone did. I don’t consider my “local” FH Center local since it’s an hour away #genchat

llawson3967Sep 26, 12:42pm via Twitter Web Client

@_genchat My local FHC has lots of Internet sources and darn little else.#genchat

SNiblickSep 26, 12:42pm via Hootsuite

A5 part 2: writing or email the local society for research assistance or advice.#genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:42pm via Nurph

A5: My local FHC open very small periods, usually weekdays. Used to be working then. Also, not very local. #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:43pm via tchat.io

Are the FHC’s running out of money? Why aren’t they open more? #genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 12:43pm via Twitter for Android

@_genchat It was a part of my response! Lots of info associated with the families who founded/settled the area. ##genchat

CarolinaGirlGenSep 26, 12:43pm via Nurph

@SparrowBeth73 People are not coming in so volunteer time is waisted. #genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:43pm via Nurph

@SparrowBeth73 Don’t know, but it could be staffing issues. #genchat

SallyOnTheGoSep 26, 12:43pm via tchat.io

@SparrowBeth73 Mine were always volunteers, plus more available online?#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:43pm via tchat.io

@packrat74 We have one around here too that’s barely open at all. Should just close it and move stuff #genchat

geneapleauSep 26, 12:43pm via tchat.io

@packrat74 @SparrowBeth73 I know they’re all LDS church volunteers#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:44pm via tchat.io

Ah, we probably don’t have very many LDS church people here. #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:47pm via Hootsuite

A5 my nearest LDS FHC is over an hour’s drive away and fairly crowded so only go there if there is no alternative #genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 12:47pm via Twitter for iPhone

a5 FHL in Montreal but then again their timetable does not agree with mine#retirementalongwaytogo #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:45pm via Nurph

I have to admit that I have never been to any of the *local* FHCs – I save up my list for an SLC visit. #genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:45pm via Nurph

A5: just checked hours of local FHC — much improved since last time I looked.#genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:44pm via Hootsuite

A5 my local family history centre is 30 minute drive and full service one is an hour away #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:45pm via Nurph

I have to admit that I have never been to any of the *local* FHCs – I save up my list for an SLC visit. #genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:45pm via Nurph

Q6: Do you have “secret tips” for researching a long distance family? (not so secret anymore!) #genchat

halfacadianSep 26, 12:45pm via Twitter for Android

Check local genealogy societies. They may be FHC affiliate libraries with different hours. AFGS + ACGS are both FHC affiliates. #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:45pm via Nurph

I have to admit that I have never been to any of the *local* FHCs – I save up my list for an SLC visit. #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:46pm via tchat.io

@kmjordan73 I haven’t either. It’s on my bucket list, but haven’t gotten it done yet.#genchat

ancestryjourneySep 26, 12:46pm via TweetDeck

A6: Read historical newspapers from area to learn more about what records might exist from era. #genchat

talkingboxgenSep 26, 12:46pm via Nurph

A6: If you find something on an old message board try to contact the poster no matter how old it is. #genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 12:46pm via Twitter for Android

Another big change in long distance research is people now travel more so it’s no longer long distance. It has become a getaway! #genchat

mandoracSep 26, 12:46pm via TweetChat powered by oneQube

A6: I’d have to say…hmmm…tough one….#genchat

geneapleauSep 26, 12:46pm via tchat.io

A6. Online books have lent lots of clues! And yeah, newspapers. #genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 12:46pm via Twitter for Android

Another big change in long distance research is people now travel more so it’s no longer long distance. It has become a getaway! #genchat

jbron1jonesSep 26, 12:47pm via Twitter for Android

A6. Persistance and thinking outside the box. Different places require different thought processes. #genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:47pm via Nurph

A6: Maps and other geographical resources. #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:47pm via tchat.io

A6: Lots of planning, use timelines to organize info, make every letter worth it, request more than 1 record at a time from locale #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:47pm via Nurph

@SparrowBeth73 Since I’ve been going to#RootsTech I just plan my annual visit then. #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:47pm via tchat.io

A6: Lots of planning, use timelines to organize info, make every letter worth it, request more than 1 record at a time from locale #genchat

PhreyPressSep 26, 12:48pm via Twitter for iPhone

Q6: I’ve had success calling distant cousins and introducing myself via the phone.#genchat

DrGranmaSep 26, 12:48pm via tchat.io

What are ways to find contacts in foreign countries that might be helpful? #genchat

CarolinaGirlGenSep 26, 12:48pm via Nurph

@huboutourville Call and see if they will meet you at a specific time. Ours will do that. #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:48pm via Twitter Web Client

@CarolinaGirlGen I can see that as a good reason. They should have a phone number to make appointments then.#genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 12:48pm via Twitter for Android

A6 Read EVERYTHING & follow up with clues, key words, and/or looks familiar type annotations! #genchat

ancestryjourneySep 26, 12:48pm via TweetDeck

@DrGranma Facebook. Twitter – reach out and be bold about it.

geneapleauSep 26, 12:49pm via tchat.io

A6. And sometimes you have to be bold & step out of your comfort zone #genchat

jbron1jonesSep 26, 12:49pm via Twitter for Android

Online books can be amazing resources#genchat

Christine McCloud @geneapleau

A6. Online books have lent lots of clues! And yeah, newspapers. #genchat

FamilySleutherSep 26, 12:49pm via Twitter for iPad

A6. Take time to map out collateral descendants living in the area today (Facebook, Spokeo, white pages) to see who inherited what #genchat

geneapleauSep 26, 12:49pm via tchat.io

A6. And sometimes you have to be bold & step out of your comfort zone #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:49pm via Hootsuite

A6 if researching Australian relatives check @TroveAustralia – so many digitised newspapers with free access #genchatow.ly/SGG5r

CarolinaGirlGenSep 26, 12:49pm via Nurph

I have had great success with FB groups for the areas I am researching. Found cousins and others who knew family.#genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 12:50pm via Twitter for Android

A6 Plan trips to explore areas you normally would not visit. It’s a rewarding learning experience than just on paper.#genchat

MeetyouinOhioSep 26, 12:49pm via Twitter for iPhone

A6: Most of my work the last year researching Maine from Ohio. Have a pole in every pond. Newspaper, FB, old county books, YouTube #genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 12:50pm via Twitter for iPhone

@CarolinaGirlGen The microfilm was kept just for a few days. I work all week long. I have an excuse for my annual SLC trip 😊#genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:50pm via Nurph

A6: Don’t restrict yourself to finding your own cousins. Reach out to descendants of friends, associates, neighbors. #genchat

SNiblickSep 26, 12:51pm via Hootsuite

A6: have plenty of coffee. Oh, and check for online books, check worldcat and society site for databases and their books.#genchat

FamilySleutherSep 26, 12:51pm via Twitter for iPad

@talkingboxgen except my heart sinks whenever I see the email address is an aol addy or other prehistoric account.#genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:52pm via Nurph

A6: Any person working in the same research area that you are can help you! It doesn’t have to be a relative. #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:52pm via Hootsuite

A6 so many personal articles from 19th Century Australia in @TroveAustraliaow.ly/SGGcY – found 1000’s references#genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:53pm via Nurph

A6: Secret weapon: webinars given by archivists. They really really know their records inside & out. #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:54pm via tchat.io

Hope to do more research trips when kids get a bit older. Not taking a toddler on an airplane. #genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 12:53pm via Twitter for iPhone

A6 – reach out to public libraries, newspapers and… research trips!#genchat ✈️

halfacadianSep 26, 12:55pm via Twitter for Android

A6: Talk with people at your local society about what you are looking for. Many know the resources if you just ask them.#genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:54pm via Nurph

Q7: What goals do you have for your long term research project? #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:55pm via Nurph

A7: FIND ALL THE THINGS!! Only one long term research project!?! #genchat

CarolinaGirlGenSep 26, 12:54pm via Nurph

Love newspapers. Great way to find out more about ancestors and their community. #genchat

talkingboxgenSep 26, 12:55pm via Nurph

Q7: Find information about hubby’s grandmother as a child in Scotland. Find more info about my DAR patriot.#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:55pm via tchat.io

A7: Oh yes, and a research trip to somewhere #genchat

PamBCASep 26, 12:55pm via Nurph

A7: Solving the brick wall #genchat

SNiblickSep 26, 12:56pm via Hootsuite

@DanteEubanks perhaps look at FindAGrave for those foreign local cemeteries and see the contributors. Check the society website. #genchat

DrGranmaSep 26, 12:56pm via tchat.io

Obits r easy. How about regular death notices in older newspapers? #genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 12:55pm via Nurph

A7: Probably should write something up for the nieces & nephews & grand-nieces & grand-nephews. #genchat

jbron1jonesSep 26, 12:56pm via Twitter for Android

Yup, found out my grandma had a goiter treated at Mayo…lol. #genchat

Cheri Hudson Passey@CarolinaGirlGen

Love newspapers. Great way to find out more about ancestors and their community. #genchat

ancestryjourneySep 26, 12:56pm via TweetDeck

Recently had a BIG break through… then realized I was goal-less. Brick wall down – now what? #genchat #makingnewgoals

packrat74Sep 26, 12:56pm via Nurph

Ditto! RT @kmjordan73 A7: FIND ALL THE THINGS!! Only one long term research project!?! #genchat

SallyOnTheGoSep 26, 12:56pm via tchat.io

A7 finding the parents of my Asa Spencer of Rhode Island. Where are they?!#genchat

nelleFamTreeSep 26, 12:56pm via Twubs

A7 Does “play the lottery with hopes I can quit my job and travel for my research” count? #genchat

MeetyouinOhioSep 26, 12:57pm via Twitter for iPhone

A7: Not merely a book with all the records, but context and life. Something that survives much longer than myself#genchat

SallyOnTheGoSep 26, 12:57pm via tchat.io

A7 I will also vote for lottery and job quitting 😉 #genchat

kmjordan73Sep 26, 12:56pm via Nurph

A7: Visit more of the ancestral homelands. Italy and Ireland! #genchat

talkingboxgenSep 26, 12:56pm via Nurph

@ancestryjourney I have tons of stuff I can hand over 😉 #genchat

jbron1jonesSep 26, 12:55pm via Twitter for Android

Hoping to get to Scotland in the next year or so. Maybe enough time for more…#genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 12:55pm via tchat.io

A7: Break down that brick wall. What happened to great-grandma b4 she got married? #genchat

mandoracSep 26, 12:55pm via TweetChat powered by oneQube

A7: Would love to travel to NY to get “boots on the ground” for my long-distance research. Then…overseas!#genchat

FamilySleutherSep 26, 12:57pm via Twitter for iPad

@ancestryjourney plenty of brick walls in the proverbial #genealogy sea. #genchat

jbron1jonesSep 26, 12:57pm via Twitter for Android

A7. Definitely learn more about my Emilia Barrie from Scotland. She fascinates me.#genchat

ancestryjourneySep 26, 12:57pm via TweetDeck

@talkingboxgen Heh. Still plenty to do, just need to sift through it and find the right path. 🙂 #genchat #followmyheart

mfhy2kSep 26, 12:57pm via Twitter for Android

I found a free book on G Play mentioning the wife’s horse thief distant cousin#genchat

Scott Niblick @SNiblick

A6: have plenty of coffee. Oh, and check for online books, check worldcat and society site for databases and their books. #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 12:57pm via Hootsuite

A7 Find descendants of my 3x gt gdparents’ children who married & had kids – so far I am at 9 of 11 & also publish it in books #genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 12:58pm via Twitter for iPhone

A7 – go where the ancestor lived (I can dream about it). More realistically, write a post in my blog #genchat

FamilySleutherSep 26, 12:58pm via Twitter for iPad

A7. When and where did 4th great grandpa die and where was he buried? Why is this so difficult? Sheesh!#wheresmyouijaboard #genchat

mandoracSep 26, 12:59pm via TweetChat powered by oneQube

Long-distance research is not easy, but it’s a fact of a genealogist’s life. #genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:59pm via Nurph

4 minutes to go! #genchat

_genchatSep 26, 12:59pm via Nurph

Next chat: Oct 9 – Google Earth & Google Maps #genchat

iaagteacherSep 26, 1:00pm via TweetDeck

Find the answer to the question that got me hooked on genealogy! #genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 1:00pm via Twitter for Android

A7 Visit Africa, France, Ireland, England, & all other regions overseas where my#Ancestors originated! #genchat

DrGranmaSep 26, 1:00pm via tchat.io

@Dante Eubanks I have started collected materials for kids to share with teachers and nephews, granchildren etc… #genchat

packrat74Sep 26, 1:00pm via Nurph

“Who are all these people?” No end in sight. RT @iaagteacher Find the answer to the question that got me hooked on genealogy! #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 1:02pm via tchat.io

@_genchat We have to plan ahead, and I wasn’t on the board 2 years ago to book him #genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 1:02pm via Twitter for Android

@DrGranma Awesome! The children are indeed our future! ##genchat

_genchatSep 26, 1:02pm via Nurph

Thanks all for a great chat! #genchat

_genchatSep 26, 1:02pm via Nurph

Appreciate each of you! #genchat

SparrowBeth73Sep 26, 1:03pm via tchat.io

@_genchat We appreciate you too!#genchat

mandoracSep 26, 1:03pm via TweetChat powered by oneQube

Another great night! Thanks for having me! 🙂 I appreciate all of your suggestions and knowledge. Have a great week everyone! #genchat

huboutourvilleSep 26, 1:05pm via Twitter for iPhone

Have a great genealogy week-end everyone! We had a full house tonight, summer’s over. Thanks @ancestryjourney@leprchaunrabbit #genchat

DanteEubanksSep 26, 1:07pm via Twitter for Android

Take care everyone & wishing you all peace, prosperity, & blessings in the days ahead! Continue to a blessing others!#genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 1:07pm via Hootsuite

great #genchat – will be in New Guinea during next chat following in Dad’s WW2 footsteps – been prepping on AWM siteow.ly/SGGVE

ancestryjourneySep 26, 1:09pm via TweetDeck

@SteelyGenes oh, good for you. A bit of a trip of a lifetime… #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 1:25pm via Hootsuite

@ancestryjourney surely is – I never expected to do it – there are a couple of Americans joining us so I wonder at their stories #genchat

SteelyGenesSep 26, 1:26pm via Hootsuite

@ancestryjourney ps online maps have been great for planning New Guinea trip – some places where Dad served that I never heard of #genchat

AYWaltonSep 26, 1:47pm via TweetDeck

@ancestryjourney Wow that sounds like a great trip! #genchat

AYWaltonSep 26, 1:50pm via TweetDeck

@SteelyGenes Those online maps should help. When is the trip? #genchat

leprchaunrabbitSep 26, 2:12pm via Twitter for iPhone

Yes, Bertha, we missed #genchat ! Next session: Google Earth – Google Maps Fri OC09 9p Central

SteelyGenesSep 26, 3:28pm via Hootsuite

@AYWalton we leave on October 3 morning Sydney Australia time #genchat – also hope to meet up with a distant cousin who lives up ther

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About Kerrie Anne Christian

Interests - Travel, Photography, Developing Websites, Social Media, Writing, Local History, Researcher, Genealogy
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