Welcome to my site! Following are answers to some of the questions you may have. Find out what it's all about here!
What can I do on MyGenealogyAddiction.com?
To learn about my family, click "My Family" and choose the branch you are interested in. My tree is divided by eight branches - the four quarters of my mother's ancestry and the four quarters of my father's ancestry, with many branches spanning from there via the spouses and their ancestors. Start by choosing a branch! Alternatively, you can view my "Index of Ancestors" to view all of my known ancestors. From there, you have the option to search for a name to find it quickly. Then click the person's link and view their profile and all the items associated with him or her, such as photos, newspaper clippings, records, and more.
If you are researching your own family tree, check out my Free Genealogy Resources, also known as the "Genealogy Dashboard". There you can find hundreds of free resources to help find whatever you're looking for. Save the link, favorite it, bookmark it, share it!
How can I search this site?
In order to thoroughly search this site for all the valuable genealogical information I share on the hundreds of pages hiding behind the scenes, two separate searches are required. (Keep in mind that if you are searching for a resource, you will need to access the resource and browse or search within it. All the contents of the resources I share are not indexed to be included in my site's search).
First, I'd recommend trying the Search page. From there you can quickly search several of my collections including my Index of Ancestors, Family Album, Coats of Arms, Genealogy Resources, and Miscellaneous Snippets.
Next, search my Blogs. This search will search both the title and content of every blog I've posted. There are several hundred!
What resources are available at MyGenealogyAddiction.com?
My "Free Genealogy Resources" page is a collection of links and resources I've used and saved or bookmarked over the years, while researching my family tree. You can select a Category (for example: Marriage Records, Church Records, Military Records, etc.) and then you can narrow the results by location (Country or State).
What States and Countries do the resources cover?
My initial goal was not to collect resources, but to research my family. Most of my ancestors have been in America (in the Northeast) since Colonial times, mostly in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Some were in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and throughout New England. My great-grandfather's line, the Daniels and related families, were a little more adventurous and walked westward on the Oregon Trail, expanding my search to parts of the midwest and west. Some came from France, Europe, England and Holland, leading me on a search for resources there. In summary, you will mostly find places associated with my ancestors and others as I continue to add them. Take a look! (To find out what resources have been recently added, check out Latest Updates).
Is this site free?
Access to MyGenealogyAddiction.com is free to all! The resources provided are nearly all items you can access free of charge, too. Many are historical books you can read online for free. Others are websites which hold various collections and records from the past. Browse around! Bookmark the Genealogy Dashboard so next time you need a piece of information, you can give it a try!
Why are there advertisements?
See the previous question! While the site is free to you, it is not free to operate. Advertisements help contribute to the cost of keeping the site up and running. If you'd like to support my work and this site, share my pages with your friends and family! Donations are also accepted to help ensure the future of the site. Use the Donate button if you're interested in donating! Payments are processed securely through PayPal. All support is greatly appreciated!
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