Genealogical research tips.
How to find or confirm a last name at birth
A last name at birth (or LNAB) is the surname given to a child when they’re born and the culture you’re born into usually determines the name. In the US, England, and many places formerly colonized by England, your LNAB is usually your father’s surname even if your parents were not married at the time […]
Differentiating between people with identical names in records
Every generation has popular names and some names like John remain popular across generations. It can be difficult to know if this particular John Smith is the one you’re searching for. Here is a list of tips I hope can help you find the correct person. Preliminarily rule out anyone who was born 6+ years […]