Research Toolbox

Research Guides and Genealogy Tips


I. Ancestors Involved in The Maritime/Shipping Industry

Researching Maritime Ancestors In The National Archives

Maritime Genealogy Bibliography

National Archives, “RG 36 Bureau of Customs NARA Glossary.”


II. Ireland

Guide to Irish Genealogy Online

“Which Matthew O’Neill Is Mine?” Approaches to Irish Genealogy

III. Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Health, Institutional Registers

Worcester County, Massachusetts Locality Guide


IV. National Archives

National Archives Genealogy Guides & Information Sheets, posted with permission from NARA Boston.

Using the National Archives Website for Genealogical Research


V. Templates & Forms

Ancestor Timeline

Descendant Chart

Research Log

“Research Log (Filled In Example)”

Research Trip Checklist


VI. Methodology Tips

10 Sources That Are Useful For Finding Maiden Names

10 Strategies For Tackling Your Brickwall


VII. Websites

Download Essential Genealogy Websites or visit my page Getting Started With Internet Genealogy.


VIII. U.S. World War II Genealogy

For a list of links and guides for researching ancestors who participated in the U.S. Armed Forces during WWII, click here.

Looking for more methodology tips and tricks? Try this page of my posts for other blogs.


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