Many of us have ancestors that seeming didn't leave much of a paper trail or no paper trail at all. Using the records found in archives of your ancestors friends, associates and neighbors (F.A.N. Club) can help you find your ancestors. Also learn how to leave your own paper trail so your descendants can find you!
Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. 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”. She is the Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine FORUM. In 2016, she started a bi-weekly advice column entitled “The Archive Lady” that can be viewed at Abundant Genealogy. She has been researching her own family history for the past 28 years.