Month: June 2015

Evidence of Johann’s Illness in the Early 1880s

I’m not certain what was wrong with Johann Ufkes in the early 1880s. There are two documents that provide evidence he was ill, but there is actually nothing to connect the two illnesses with each other. And the illness was immediately life-threatening as Johann lived until 1924. The first piece of evidence comes from the […]


New Webinar-Finding Online Directories

Using Online City and Regional Directories This session will provides an overview of city and regional directories that are online, discussing fee-based sites, free sites, search strategies to find online directories, and search strategies for using online copies of city directories. Several case studies involving specific directories and specific individuals will be discussed as well–with cases […]

Stephen Gibson-Middlesex County, Mass., 1807 Inventory III

This is the third in a series of image from the 1807 estate sale list from Stephen Gibson of Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. We’ll be posting the entire accounting (which is relatively short) and then a transcription of each image. Inventories and accountings of this type can be a great way to garner insight into an […]

What to Save Beyond You

Yesterday’s post “When You Are Dead You Are Dead” got me to thinking about prioritizing the genealogical material a person saves so that it is not “lost” forever upon their demise.  Is it possible to preserve and pass on every piece of paper or record I have ever copied in my research? What about the material […]