Finlay Family Genealogy

Finding Our Ancestors, and Sharing Their Stories

Category: Methodology

In Their Own Words: Why share family history with children?

Nicole Dyer, of FamilyLocket, has created a “Family History for Children” blog link up. This month’s theme is “Why Share…

From index to original record

What do you do when you find an indexed record for your ancestor? Do you take it at face value…

Please Critique

The Goal My main professional development goal for 2017 is to improve my research report writing. Even though I graduated…

Analyzing John Donohoo’s Texas Land Grants

This post is part of the Donohoo Descendancy Project. John Donohoo was the son of Patrick and Sarah Donohoo. See…

The Other John Donohoo

After having such genealogy exhilaration this week with solving the case of John Donohoo, the elder brother, I just could…

The Clue That Reopened A Genealogy Cold Case

In 1911, Mrs Corn (I assume this to be Annie Lois Turner Corn, granddaughter and heir of Catherine Donohoo Turner),…

The Ended Branch: Why Descendancy and Collateral Genealogy Research Matters

When I first laid my hands on a pedigree chart as a thirteen year old girl, it was one my…

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