FREE Genealogy Resources

Through Abundant Genealogy, educator and author Thomas MacEntee is able to share not only curated items concerning genealogical research, but also hopes to encourage family historians of all ages to learn more about their roots and ultimately more about themselves.

Index of Resources

Genealogy Research Tools

FREE genealogy research tools at Abundant Genealogy

A variety of tools to help you with your genealogy and family history research.

The Archive Lady

Melissa Barker - The Archive Lady

Are you looking for advice on how to research at an archive or repository? What about archiving your personal history artifacts and preserving them for the future? Abundant Genealogy is proud to present . . . The Archive Lady!

The Archive Lady column appears at Abundant Genealogy on alternate Thursdays at 9:00 am Central. Click here to access the current as well as past posts of The Archive Lady.

A regular advice column by Melissa Barker, archivist at the Houston County (TN) Archives, The Archive Lady will provide educational information and advice related to archival methods and research. If you have a question about researching in archives for The Archive Lady, send an email with your question to:

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Records Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist, a position she has held since 2010. She is also a Professional Genealogist lecturing, teaching and writing about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual webinar presentations all across the United States for genealogical and historical societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives. In 2016, she became the Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine FORUM. She has written articles for many genealogy and archive publications such as the Society of American Archivists, Society of Tennessee Archivists, Ansearchin’ News and the FGS FORUM Magazine just to name a few. She has been researching her own family history for the past 26 years.

The Genealogy Do-Over

The Genealogy Do-Over column appears at Abundant Genealogy on the 1st day of each month at 10:00 am Central.

The Genealogy Do-Over column appears at Abundant Genealogy on the 1st day of each month at 10:00 am Central. Click here to access all of The Genealogy Do-Over posts.


Watch a variety of genealogy technology videos at Hack Genealogy

My genealogy technology site – Hack Genealogy – has several videos covering topics such as Evernote, Facebook, Password Security and more! Click here to access all the videos for free.

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