Use land records to separate two persons of the same name in the same community.
In the Virginia Militia, a Company was suppose to consist of 40 to 64 men, who mustered 56 times a year for drill and training.
Of primary interest to genealogists are service records and pension records. Many records are available through the National Archives.
Prepare a list of key words to use in your search, i.e. genealogy, family research, a specific location, surnames to use, other spellings of surnames, uncommon given names in family, timeframe, etc. to help narrow down your search.
A family association or family organization is formed by people who share a common ancestor or surname.
Consult other documents to help avoid errors and confirm the information you have found. Look at everything you can possibly find and don’t forget to source your information.
Provide a definition of a keyword. You must insert a space between the colon and the query in order for this operator to work in Yahoo and Bing. Example: define: genealogy