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Tuesday Tips #12

Welcome back to Tuesday Tips! Is to check if an Index has images. This may sound like a given but sometimes we forget or don’t check because we think “there’s no way this records online” or “it is but it’ll take too long to find it”. Well maybe the latter one is true, but it’s […]

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Tuesday Tips #10

Welcome back to Tuesday Tips! This weeks tip is to use Research Logs! I know you’ve probably heard it a million times but it really important and such a time saver. I will admit I’m not the most consistent with research logs. I usually forget to make one of my ancestors, This is because first I haven’t […]

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The Guide to Navigating the Irish Diaspora and Finding your Place

Hi there! Gearóid here again. I first want to wish everyone a very happy St. Patrick’s Day. Today is a day where people all around the world, from the rural bogs of Ballyhaunis, to the bustling city of Chicago, to the moors of East Anglia, to the forests of Argentina, the deserts of Australia, the […]

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Argentina & Me

Hi, my name is Gearoid D. P. Clarke, you’ve probably never heard of me before as I am new to The Hidden Branch team. I’ve been building and expanding my family tree for several years now, and I’ve found loads of interesting people and places throughout my journey. But there is one place in particular […]

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Genealogy Research…in 2050?!?

Researching family history has its challenges. Often when genealogists are trying to understand more about their ancestors, they run into problems or “brick walls”, such as problems locating information about an ancestor, who their parents were, where did they live, etc. Now, we currently live in an “Age of Information” but this can also be […]

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Free Genealogy Websites For Irish Family History Research – 10th February 2020

Here is a collection of some of my favourite and most used free genealogy websites. There are many valuable genealogy records on pay sites, such as Ancestry or Findmypast, but there also great free genealogy websites, which also contain important genealogical databases. Most of the websites below are related to Irish genealogy research as most […]

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An Interview with Eric Schubert of ESGenealogy – December 21st, 2019

Well on the Hidden Branch, we love to find teenagers interested in Genealogy and this one has made his name shine over the US particularly in New Jersey, it’s Eric Schubert! Let’s hear what he had to say in response to the questions that Daniel put to him… 1) What got you into genealogy & […]

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Before you start researching what should you do? – November 6th, 2019

Now before you start putting information into a family tree, you need to get that information which gives my first tip: Ask your family members, grandparents and get any nuggets of information that you can get e.g. Names of ancestors, dates, places, ask about photographs of ancestors. Stories from grandparents about their lives can be […]

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Introducing you to Walk My Past – February 1st, 2020

Now this site has been on the genealogy scene for quite a while and the founder Abbie Allen has a goal to get 1,000 genies on her website “Walk My Past”. At the time of writing this, she currently has 204 (2 of which are the Hidden Branch’s founders – Daniel & Emily) WMP has […]