There are pioneers in all of our families

What is a pioneer? I never had any family members who blazed trails to the West, so I assumed there were no pioneers in...

South Davis Family History Fair is April 23

The annual meeting of the Utah Genealogical Association will convene at Woods Cross High School (600 W, 2200 South, Woods Cross, exit 315 off...

Do you remember Buddy Holly?

Feb. 3 was the 57-year anniversary of the death of rock 'n' roll star Buddy Holly. Do you remember Buddy Holly? I do, and...

Naming patterns can provide hints for genealogy work

In America, families used various patterns in naming their children. Though these rules were not followed by everyone, enough people followed these naming customs...

5 things parents can’t avoid

As parents, we all have the best of intentions. We want to be good parents and raise fine, upstanding children. But no matter how...

More on calendar changes and how they affect genealogists

Because Canada started out as a French colony then was ruled by England, their calendar dates are quite confusing. They followed the Gregorian calendar...

Strategies for using indexes in your genealogical research

Let’s talk about strategies for using indexes in your genealogical research. First, you must understand how indexes are created. The record is created by someone...

Book Look: “The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman”

By Debbie Balzotti Sometimes I judge a book by its cover. The haunting portrait photo of Olive Oatman from 1848 shows a dark-haired beauty with...

Resources available for beginning family historians

Are you thinking of exploring your family history but don’t know where to start? No worries. There are many resources available to you. There are...

Book Look: ‘The Kitchen House’ will haunt you

“For the most part, Lavinia and Belle dictated the story to me. From the beginning, it became quite clear that if I tried to...