If you are looking to understand more about those genealogy records, sometimes the best thing to do is learn more history. You don’t need the learn the whole history of Pennsylvania, but knowing more about the time and place of your ancestors helps makes sense of those records.
Denys Allen covers for family historians:
- Free history resources available online
- History resources specific to your ancestors’ time and place
- How to search these history resources
- Stories of discoveries she made on her ancestors.
Be sure to check out the links before the resources mentioned in the episode.
00:46 How knowing history helps genealogy research
02:53 Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography
06:27 Pennsylvania History Magazine
08:09 Local historical and genealogical society journals
10:59 How to search and use history journals
14:41 Holiday message for you!
Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography – hosted at Penn State University
JSTOR.org – set up a free account to access history resources