Author: mjnrootdig

NL or UL Albers in Colorado in 1885

It is easy to see how the the last entry on this census page was transcribed in Ancestry.com‘s “Colorado State Census, 1885” as N. L. Albers instead of U.L. Albers. Initial upper case letters in first names can be difficult enough to transcribe sometimes when the rest of the name is there to provide a context. […]

Cousin Veta Crosses the Pond in World War I as a Red Cross Nurse

Records of those involved in World War I include women and well as men, even though women did not serve in combat. Ancestry.com‘s “U.S., American Red Cross Nurse Files, 1916-1959” contains employment records of Red Cross nurses who served during the World War I and World War II eras. Nursing was one of the main ways […]

Ancestry.com’s U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939

“U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939” has been on Ancestry.com for a while, but after seeing some fellow researchers post images I decided to revisit the database. Some of the lists contain the name of the person that is to be notified in an emergency along with an address. Other lists contain the name of […]

Ancestry.com’s U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002

One can never be certain what’s “really new” on Ancestry.com, what’s “new,” and what’s “recycled.” Sometimes for me it simply is a case of “I don’t remember seeing it before.” The database, “U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002,” falls into that last category. Ancestry.com‘s “source” for this database is as follows: Ancestry.com. U.S. Phone and Address […]