Genealogy Scams – What You Need to Know

A few weeks ago I received an email from a “well meaning” individual I did not know.  He was writing to inform me that based on my DNA results, I am in the “same tribe” as a wealthy man who went missing in Saudia Arabia about 10 years ago and the bank is ready to … Continue reading “Genealogy Scams – What You Need to Know”

2019 Top 10 Genealogy At Heart Posts

As another year comes to an end, here’s a review of your favorite GenealogyAtHeart blogs in descending order: Making Ancestry Ghost Hints Disappear Genealogy Cleaning Hints Tie The Virtue of Genealogy Patience Tie A Winning Genealogy Formula  Genealogy Gift Ideas – A Few of My Favorite Things  Genealogy Scams:  What You Need to Know  A Volunteer Opportunity … Continue reading “2019 Top 10 Genealogy At Heart Posts”

Reuniting the Lost and Found

A few weeks ago I blogged about the very worthy Field of Honor database project in the Netherlands that memorializes fallen World War 2 soldiers. Strangely, as I was writing that article, I was contacted by an member who I first connected with last spring about her DNA. One of her parents was adopted and she … Continue reading “Reuniting the Lost and Found”

Correcting Records Is A Feat!

Originally published on on 3 Sep 2015. Recently I’ve been ranting about the problem of looking for a record that never existed or once existed and has since vanished.  Today, I’m going to share a frustrating story about trying to correct an error in a record. As genealogists we know that it’s common to … Continue reading “Correcting Records Is A Feat!”