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A Bride, A Divorce, A Lawsuit, and a War Baby

This 1922 account from the Nebraska State Journal contains more clues that one usually finds in newspaper articles. Note: the man the article refers to as “Frand” Goldenstein was actually named Frank. Some of the clues contained in this article: divorce record for Frank Goldenstein lawsuit initiated by Goldenstein against his wife’s parents passport application […]

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Other Side of the Stone

There’s often more to a tombstone than just one side. This picture of the tombstone for my great-grandparents is slightly misleading, especially to someone unfamiliar with the family. There is an apparent flag adjacent to the tombstone which appears to be next to Mimka’s side of the stone. Flags are usually placed on a grave […]

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AncestryDNA Class in Galesbug, Illinois, 19 October 2019

Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate and Leisure College will be hosting an all-day ” Beginning with Your Ancestry DNA Matches” with Michael John Neill on Saturday 19 October 2019 on the college’s main campus in Galesburg, Illinois (2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.). The sessions will run from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. This day-long session will […]

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What Is In the Finding Aid

FamilySearch allows users to enter in fields in search boxes for those fields even if the information is not included in their database. Sometimes this is because the information was not in the record being indexed. Other times it is simply because the information was not captured when FamilySearch was indexing the information. A case […]

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Henry Fecht’s “1863 Immigration” on FamilySearch

Looking at the original is always advised because indexes are occasionally incorrect and (because they are finding aids not transcriptions) sometimes incomplete. That’s old news for most genealogists who have been researching for a while. It’s also something that’s clear in the record entry in “Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998” at FamilySearch for a Henry […]

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