Monday, May 16, 2011

New resource for beginning researchers

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Our friend Michael John Neill will focus on beginning genealogy research challenges with a new newsletter.

We are announcing a new how-to genealogy newsletter for the beginning
genealogist starting June of 2011.

Reader and survey feedback indicated an interest in a newsletter aimed
toward the genealogist who needed some guidance in starting their
search for their ancestors and who needed more than just a summary of
what records contained. Casefile Clues for Beginners will help orient
genealogists to the basic records genealogists use and how to make the
best use of their research time and money.

Tentatively titled "Casefile Clues for Beginners" this new newsletter
will be bi-weekly and feature beginning level material written by a
variety of genealogists, not just me. We'll have a question and answer
section, interpret the handwriting section, one or two articles every
issue, and more. This new periodical will be written in a
down-to-earth, practical format. Casefile Clues for Beginners will
concentrate on those who are starting or have just started their
search for their ancestors.

There is more information about "Casefile Clues for Beginners" on our blog:

Questions can be sent to me at

We are very excited to start this new endeavor geared towards those
who have just started the search for their ancestors.


Michael John Neill
Casefile Clues-Genealogy How-Tos


  1. Thank you!! I've been struggling with learning how to do everything and feel very overwhelmed with it all. This is a wonderful idea that will be very helpful.

  2. I am sure I would get a lot of information from your Blog if I could read it. The background is beautiful, but can't read it.