A Special Gift for Canada Day – a presentation on Canadian FH Research from Crista Cowan aka The Barefoot Genealogist

We hope you have a wonderful Canada Day – and for our American readers we hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

Crista Cowan is one of my favourite presenters.  I always learn so much from her presentations.  Now you don’ t have to go to a conference to hear her.  Her presentation “ Tips for Canadian Family History Research” is available on YouTube and just in time for Canada Day!  This is about 30 minutes long.


Crista works for Ancestry.com – but gives lots of great advice on Canadian Research using other sites too.  She has her own Canadian Ancestry – so has a personal interest.

The presentation starts with a very important concept – applicable to all areas of research – formulate a specific research question – after gathering and reviewing what you already know!  Worth watching the whole presentation just to review this important concept!

Crista includes how to use the card catalog to focus on just the collections you want to search, place page searches, use of advanced searches, and collection priority.

Remember that Ancestry.com – a subscription website – is available for free at an LDS Family History Centre (Red Deer, Olds, or Rocky Mountain House) – although hours may be reduced over the summer.

Crista has a live internet show every Tuesday and Thursday at 11MT on http://livestream.com/ancestry.  Past shows can be found on You Tube.

Finally, as a bonus, here is another gift to you for Canada Day – and the 4th of July!

“Canada & The United States: Bizarre Borders Part 2” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMkYlIA7mgw

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