Category Archives: Genealogy Research

Digging Deep : Buried Landscapes of Pennsylvania

-By Michael S Sheaffer I can’t imagine personally any genealogist not having a strong interest in all aspects of history. Being a family researcher I always have had a keen interest in the areas where my ancestors had lived. The … Continue reading

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Flea Market Genealogy? The forgotten resource in genealogy research!

  Flea Market Genealogy an untapped resource Flea Markets are an untapped genealogical resource. As genealogists  we have combed boxes in the attics of our relatives looking for genealogical related items hoping find something to add to our family stories. … Continue reading

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COAL MINER RECORDS

  -By Michael S Sheaffer If you have Ancestors from Pennsylvania then you are likely to come across a coal miner or two.  The Pennsylvania State Archives has a great amount of coal mining records available in their  archives that … Continue reading

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Hurry! AncestryDNA at cheapest price this year just $69.00!

On Sale for a limited time! Hurry up and get your AncestryDNA test before Sale Ends Monday  November 28th!  30% off AncestryDNA Nov 25-28. Cannot be combined with free shipping code. Get your AncestryDNA along with a 14-day Free trial and … Continue reading

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Understanding the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (Videos)

By Michael S Sheaffer Since I posted about the Sanborn Maps on Friday (The Value of the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps), I have had quite the reaction to them. Many people have heard of them but have never used them … Continue reading

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The Value of the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps From Michael S Sheaffer Not long ago did I stumble upon the value of the Sanborn Fire Insurance. I had known about them but never thought to seriously look at them from a genealogical point of … Continue reading

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Know Your Family Health History

By: Michael S Sheaffer                                                                         … Continue reading

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