Ask a Genealogist

Elizabeth Shown Mills 14MAY2011

Expert Elizabeth Shown Mills

In the “Ask and Expert” column of the New York Times on Wednesday they are taking questions for professional genealogist, writer and former president of the American Society of Genealogists.  Here are some examples from the article of possible question you could ask:

1. What if I don’t want to use a paid site like Where should I start?

2. There are all these online sources, but I can still physically go to a library or courthouse, can’t I?

3. What can DNA tests tell me about my family history?

4. My ancestors were enslaved. One supposedly was her master’s child. Is it possible to find out the truth?

Submit your questions in the comments section of the article here.

Answers to the questions will be printed in the Booming section of the NY Times next Wednesday, Nov. 6.

There are some good questions already posted and I can’t wait read the answers.

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