Saturday, September 10, 2011

Location, Location, Location

When doing an advanced search at WorldConnect, try using only place of birth and death--no names. To make it a little easier, try just the county of birth/death. That way you'll get people who were born in one place and died in another.

Can be a good way to find others who might have had the same"beginning" and "ending" points as your ancestor.

1 comment:

  1. This suggestion was posted in the June 5 issue of the Logan FHS Newsletter. I've tried variations of the suggestion, but never in World Connect. Here's a side benefit: I was able to see the names of many people who were born where my ancestor was born, and who moved across the state to the same place my ancestor moved. It shed a whole new light on my perception of my ancestor's history to learn that they all may have migrated together.