Quick tip – Search Family Papers First

When you're researching a line, first check what records might be available in your family. When I was researching my grandfather Johannes Marijnissen, my mother had several interesting records about him: an old passport, his marriage booklet, military discharge papers, an extract of his death record, and family photos. Since my grandfather was born less than 100 years ago, theseĀ  family papers provided information that would not have been available to me otherwise. … [Read more...]