Learning New Technology for Genealogy: a never ending pursuit.
I have been learning new techniques for using technology smartly for my Genealogy research and Story creation.
For my research in Ancestry and FindMyPast, I am learning how to dig deeper into Parish archives to locate Marriage Certificates and Banns for ancestors who were married in the 1700s and 1800s. For my ancestors who were married in the county of Essex in England, I have discovered that original BDM documents can be viewed online in the Essex Parish Registry, linked directly from the search page in Ancestry; the Essex Archives Online. (Note: there is a cost involved in obtaining the documents as PDFs or you can subscribe for a day and search and view images to your hearts content.)
This process has helped me to verify my ancestral line stretching back to the 1770s so far. Now I can create a story library for those ancestors. It pays to collaborate with other genealogists when researching to uncover such hidden gems.
Here’s a couple of those ancient documents from my research into my clans:
One of my favourite things to do is to create shareable tips and strategies on writing up my ancestral stories.
To create a fillable worksheet I use Canva.com and PDF Filler. I am sharing the latest one of these called,
Perhaps you have your favourite tools too? If you would like to share your ideas on Technology for Genealogists, please leave a comment below.