Excavating the Past - Exploring the Present

Anscavating wants to give you the opportunity to share your knowledge, while gaining a better understanding of the areas that you need in order to grow your family tree. Helping others, while you help yourself. 

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The Journey Begins: Creating A Better Family Tree

I have come to the conclusion that in order to succeed in building a better family tree people need people. 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…

“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!

The waiting place…

Anyone who has been building a family tree has come to a stop at some point. We wait… and wait… hoping to find that magic key that will open doors in our family tree. Some loose hope & give up the journey all together. While others look for solutions.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself  any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know.”~ Dr. Seuss –  Oh, The Places You Will

First step to creating a better family tree

Anscavating wants to help you create a family tree with a solid foundation. Our social platforms & message forums are focused on helping individuals to work together allowing you to easily communicate & create groups with individuals whose interests are like-minded.

“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!


Create Your Network

Anscavating gives you the opportunity to connect with others by offering you a social platform similar to facebook & posting questions, thoughts, etc in the forums. Click here to register for the networking platforms.

Please let me know if there are any forum topics you would like me to add for you.

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.

Case Study: Thomas Jefferson Short

The parentage of Thomas Jefferson Short has been eluding researchers for a while. Follow me as I trace his parentage, using Courthouse Research and DNA. We will also be discussing other family members: William S Short, Elizabeth Short, James Robert Short, Joshua Mastin Short, and Isaac Short.

6 Things A Research Log Will Do

Have you ever found yourself retracing research, or looking at the same information twice? … Overall, if you make a habit of using a research log in your workflow, you will save time, and be able to source your information much easier.

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