Tuesday Tips #21

Hi, I’m Sophie and this is my first post for The Hidden Branch. Today’s Tuesday Tips is about how to make the most of your DNA after you’ve tested. Many people are driven to do DNA testing through the desire to find out more about their ethnicity estimate. The...

Tuesday Tips #20

Have you ever had trouble finding an ancestor becouse of their surname? I have! Here’s a few tips for how to find your ancestors Use * or ? when searching for letters that could be easily misread or swapped. When I search for the Lastname Pyska I will search for...

Tuesday Tips #19

As you go along your family history journey you will discover more and more about the lives of those who came before you. A part of that is learning where they lived. To gain a better connection and understanding of their lives, some may visit the area and maybe even...

Tuesday Tips #18

Having Irish census trouble and having a hard time trying to find people? Make sure to try out these searching tips as one of these may be the key to try and get you back a further generation. Tip #1 – Ages Don’t assume that ages recorded are correct. Ages...

Tuesday Tips #17

Today’s Tuesday Tips is to always ensure you know Geography of the areas you ancestors lived. This context may explain many actions your ancestors took. For example, if you know where streets and churches are in relation to each other they places your ancestors...

Tuesday Tips #16

Here are some great questions to ask relatives to learn more about those who came before you: What is a signature thing that person would say?What was their favorite thing to drink?What was a meal that they cooked that you enjoyed?What is a time they gave you really...