Sunday, May 29, 2016
Record Hints Expand on Findmypast.com
Findmypast.com has continued to expand their record hints on their own family tree program. I have found these hints to be very helpful in extending my English family lines.
They have recently added a hints notification to each ancestor's profile page. As is the case with English research, there are many people with the same name and very similar families. It is important to focus on the locations of the events suggested. Here, Mary Ann Bryant and her family are from Rolvenden, Kent, England and she emigrated to Australia and then to America where she got married and lived in Utah. So, none of these particular hints apply to my ancestor. But others have been very helpful. Here is an example of two very useful hints.
Don't become discouraged with hints that don't apply to your ancestors. They are more helpful than making a scatter-gun approach to searching for records.