Using Outside Sources to Help with Your Family Tree

Posted November 11, 2008 by Geni | No Comment

Because many Geni users are just getting started with their family history research, occasionally we like to share helpful resources thay may assist you in your research.Today’s guest blogger Lee Everton presents Everton’s Genealogical Helper. Make sure you check out the special offer at the end for Geni users:

As you enter new family members on your family tree, you will arrive at a point where it becomes more difficult to add branches to your family tree. There are several ways to get past this stumbling block. One is using the internet for research. A great way to use the internet is outlined in the November 2008 issue of Everton’s Genealogical Helper in the article, “Your Tree – Plant it, Water it, and Watch it Grow!” You should read this article to see all that has to offer to every member of the family. That being said, there is another way to get over the stumbling block that you may have forgotten … using printed sources.

The internet has a wealth of information and makes it easy to contact and stay in contact with others who might be working on your family line. But, much new information can be found in magazines such as Everton’s Genealogical Helper. This is a sampling of what you will find in the latest issue of Everton’s Genealogical Helper:

  • Your Tree – Plant it, Water it, and Watch it Grow!
  • The Hereditary Order of the First Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America
  • Finding My Father – Don’t believe everything you hear.
  • Improving Your Genealogical Success Rate
  • The 2008 American Community Survey – Were you required to fill in the forms?
  • The Beginners Corner – Ideas to help you get started.
  • Computer Helper – Reviews of CD-ROMs and Software for genealogists.
  • On The Bookshelf – New books reviewed in the world of family history.
  • Net Family History – Over 50 pages of website reviews, computer how-to’s, software reviews and articles about various website services (such as
  • Bureau of Missing Ancestors – People are always looking for information on their families. After all, why are you using The BMA gives you another resource to contact people who might be looking for your ancestors.
  • On The Horizon – An exhaustive calendar of genealogical events sponsored by local societies, libraries and national groups. Dates and locations are provided along with who to contact.

There is so much more that is impossible to list here. Every issue of Everton’s Genealogical Helper has more than 170 pages that are packed with information to help you find your ancestors.

Perhaps, when you are using one of the “other” sources to help you discover more of your family history, you will find new information that can be added to your family tree right here at

Everton’s Genealogical Helper magazine has made it possible for users to get a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to the online version of The Helper ($12 value) and receive TWO FREE PEDIGREE CHARTS ($30 value) when you subscribe to Everton’s Genealogical Helper magazine for only $29 for an entire year. This is only available to members of the community through this link: Special.


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