Friday, May 29, 2015

Direct Research Links

While Ancestral Quest is a place to enter your ancestral information, it also has tools to help you research those ancestors in order to add new generations and fill in family information.

Looking in my files I'd like to learn more information on Charles Brisson, born in 1670 in Chateau Richer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I've highlight him and clicked on the drop down "Internet" as follows:

One can choose from this point to search,, or go to my own list of "Favorite Sites" and see the results of my search. In reality, one needs to check each one out to see what information is available and what documentation is there to back up that information.

If one clicks the "Search Favorite Sites.." it brings up all the sites entered for researching:

Clicking on 'Perform Internet Search', takes the search of the highlighted person to that site. Checking Ancestry didn't provide much, but WorldConnect, FamilySearch and World Vital Records returned some possible connections:

Details (Sources) were provided with the FamilySearch entry and clicking the section from World Vital Records which is now owned by MyHeritage required a subscription, however, if you are in a Family History Center that is available for free.

The World Connect's response was from RootsWeb which also offered additional information on this family:

Additional searchable websites can be added to the 'Favorites' and this research tool can be used to help extend your ancestral lines and fill in missing family members.

Remember Ancestral Quest is fully FamilySearch Certified!

Comments and questions are always welcome!

Happy Ancestraling...

Claire ;)

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