How Genealogists Researched in the 1800’s

Genealogy is a fascinating field that allows us to trace our family history and understand our roots. However, researching our family history wasn’t always as easy as it is today. In the 1800s, genealogists faced many challenges that made their research much more difficult than it is today.

Finding Ancestors

Finding ancestors through city directories, land records, court & prison records, and immigration & naturalization records is an essential part of genealogy research. These records provide valuable information about your ancestors, including their names, addresses, occupations, and interactions with the legal system, and can provide valuable insights into your family history.