Rebecca Tinsley (Newman) was born about 1820 in Fleming County, Kentucky, and died (according to her daughter) “near to Moberly, Missouri,” in the 1880s. She married William Newman in 1839 in Rush County, Indiana. Some things I’ve learned about research from Rebecca: don’t assume people with similar names are one person. Early in my research, a […]
We had some issues with the processing of coupon codes on 21 May. Because of that we have extended the sale through 11:59 pm Pacific time 22 May–today. The list is on our webinar page.
William Newman was born about 1818 in Kentucky most likely in the Bourbon County area and died in the 1880s (according to his daughter Nancy) “near to Moberly, Missouri.” He married Rebecca Tinsley in 1839 in Rush County, Indiana. Some things I’ve learned about research from William: Some people are movers. William and his wife […]
Ancestry.com’s “California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968” was recently updated according to their site. It’s a great database for those with relatives who lived in California during this time period. A few general caveats about this database: it may not be completely extant for the 1900-1968 time period for all California counties–check the inventory listing to see […]
Nanke Albers who immigrated to the United States in 1869 is probably my oldest immigrant ancestor. Sometimes it can be easy to think that all immigrants were children or young-to-middle aged adults. That’s not necessarily the case. The native of Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany, likely immigrated when the last of her grown children sailed to the […]
Elizabeth (Chaney) Rampley was born in 1804 most likely in Southamptown Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and died in Hancock County, Illinois, in 1883. She married James Rampley in Coshocton County, Ohio, in 1830. Some things I’ve learned about research from Elizabeth: Sometimes kids travel without their parents. Elizabeth went to Coshocton County, Ohio, as a […]
School’s out for me–at least for time being and I’m excited to get at some actual research. To celebrate… Through 21 May (11:59 PM Central Daylight Savings Time) we are offering 25% off any size webinar order. Details and list of presentations on our post.
Mom graduated from college in 1963. I was sure of it. I was positive. I would have bet money on it. Well not a lot of money and certainly not an entire paycheck, but perhaps the change floating around in my pocket. After all I wasn’t alive in 1963 and wagering on events one did […]
James Rampley was born in 1803 in Harford County, Maryland, and died in 1884 in Hancock County, Illinois. He married Elizabeth Chaney in Coshocton County, Ohio, in 1830. Some clues and lessons I learned from researching James: Who did you buy that first farm from? James’ first land purchase in Illinois was from a James […]
At some point while writing this blog I had the big idea to include Evidence Explained style citations in every post. At some point I stopped. It was not because properly crafted citations are not important, but because sometimes in writing them it takes time away from writing. That may sound like an excuse. It is. Citation […]