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Anscavating isn’t just about genealogy research or building a family tree. It’s about the journey. The friends that you meet, things that you learn and…the places you will go…  Oh, the places you will go…

“You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place…”  ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You Will Go!

Anscavating is a multi-channel genealogy blog that focuses on helping individuals to do better ancestor research. Building a family tree with a solid foundation in genealogy standards, without wasting time or resources. Allowing you to focus your energy on the right sources and methods to help you acquire accurate information. 

“So… be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, You’re off the Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!”  ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You Will Go!




  • You must register to use the forums – with registration you will also have a profile to build your own community similar to that of facebook.
  • Message Boards – let me know which ones I can add for you (ie: surnames, location, etc)
  • Check the toolbox for genealogy related bargains, & other genealogy links

Latest Articles

Evaluating the Evidence

Those who are skillful in evaluating the evidence when building a case allow others an understanding of their research process. Including your evidence analysis is crucial when building a case that uses several pieces of indirect evidence. Creating a path for others...

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Reasonably Exhaustive Research

The Genealogy Proof Standard provides a method to evaluate the evidence that is relevant to the question you seek. (Learn more) This will reduce the chance that any undiscovered information may surface at a later time and help you see any areas you may need more...

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When the Family Tree Looses a Branch

I often think of him in many ways, but when it comes to researching, I find myself asking him to send me a hint, and smile. He loved to laugh & joke and I can imagine he’s sitting there giving me all kinds of clues, knowing I will not even realize that he has done it.

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