FamilySearch has been steadily putting a ton of North Carolina records on their site that aren't yet easy to access through the normal browsing methods. (Another thanks to Becky for tipping me off about some of the great new things that have gone up over the last few months!) Anyhow, I decided to compile a list of direct links to all eastern North Carolina counties in their … [Read more...] about Did you know all of these new records were at FamilySearch? I’ve got all of the links right here!
Genealogy Basics and Items of General Interest
A great big GIGANTIC thank you to East Carolina Roots visitor Becky, who graciously commented on an earlier post about available deeds online that Beaufort County deeds are now available via FamilySearch. YES! Celebrating the birth of my LORD and Savior Jesus Christ is absolutely exciting enough for me, but now I get the added bonus of this genealogical goldmine! It's … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas to us! 🎄 Beaufort County Deeds now available online!
I have been recommending AncestryDNA here on this site for the past several months now because I'll be the first to admit it's much easier to use than FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) in terms of seeing possible shared ancestor hints and locations of the ancestors of your matches. In addition, they'll generate matches further back in your genealogical history than will … [Read more...] about Buyer Beware: Make sure you know THIS about AncestryDNA before you buy a kit!
Some amazing things are happening right now in our family thanks to several of us taking the AncestryDNA test. We're on the verge of solving the puzzle of our Whitford family origins (In other words, did we come from Scotland, as was long suggested, or perhaps somewhere else?) — a subject that has mystified many of us for generations! Without a doubt, I think the Ancestry … [Read more...] about Using AncestryDNA? For goodness’ sake! Please post a tree!
(Get $10 off the AncestryDNA test! Link is below.) Thanks to many modern advances, such as the internet and genetic testing, we can now break through genealogy barriers that have stumped our forebears for generations. In the past, East Carolina Roots has recommended using FamilyTreeDNA for autosomal DNA testing, but now, based on my own experience, it seems like AncestryDNA is … [Read more...] about East Carolina Roots now recommends AncestryDNA for genealogy testing