Diaries, Death, Pins and Provenance: New Expert Series Articles

by Amy Johnson Crow

Posted on May 31, 2013

pushpin.jpgThere are so many aspects to genealogy. There's always something different to think about and our Expert Series authors show that variety. In the last two weeks, we've had articles about diaries, death certificates, pins, and something called provenance. Let's take a closer look.

When is a diary not a diary? Diane L. Richard shows us a whole new way to think about finding intimate details about our ancestors in "Not Your Grandmother's Diary." Those old calendars can have more than pretty pictures!

Death certificates can lead to great family history discoveries, but they can be tricky to use. Gena Philibert-Ortega walks us through "Anatomy of a Death Certificate" and shows us how to avoid the traps those records sometimes have.

In "Pinning Down Your Family History," Thomas MacEntee shows us that pinning can be for more than wedding planning and recipe sharing. Learn about different sites and how to get started in this fun way to share your family history.

Provenance might sound like something you'd deal with in fine art, but it is essential to organizing your genealogy materials. Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana walks us through part of an archivist's job in "Where Did This Stuff Come From: Acquisition and Provenance." See why knowing the origins of all that stuff can help you with your research.

About the Expert Series

The Expert Series is a collection of articles from top genealogists around the country. The articles are aimed to help beginning and advanced family history enthusiasts alike solve common research problems, break-through brick walls, and learn how to improve their research techniques. Visit www.archives.com/experts/ to learn more.

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