[the original version of this post was posted to our old site on 19 May 2015. We’re ordering copies of these records and will post summaries and images when they’ve been received] A search of the Bureau of Land Management website indicated that Christian Troutfetter received a homestead in Thomas County, Kansas in 1892. 1892 […]
After a virtual hiatus of about three years, I’m getting back in the speaking game. I accepted very few engagements while my mother was ill, but now that she has returned to the ancestors and things have settled down, it’s time for me to get back on track. If you’d like to have me present […]
In Evidence Explained, Elizabeth Shown Mills discusses “The Name’s the Same” Rule (page 28–3rd edition). She discusses and mentions a variety of non-name factors that one must consider in determining whether two individuals with the same name really are in fact the same person. One of those considerations she mentions is “haunts.” I think she […]
This is the second 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 […]
Using Online City and Regional Directories 23 June 2015–7:00 pm Central Standard Time This session will provide 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 […]
[an earlier version of this post ran on the old blog on 29 May 2013] I’ve heard genealogists mention the importance of not relying on the indexes created in record books. I believed in it, but largely because of names being spelled incorrectly–not because I had ever actually seen a record recorded and omitted from […]
[We’re starting this series as it was never completed on our old blog site.] This is the first 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 […]
I took a second look at the 1878 directory of Illinois farmers in the “U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989″ at Ancestry.com. My gut reaction is that the directory itself is not as thorough as one would hope. As mentioned in an earlier post, I had hoped to find a few missing ancestors from the southern part of Hancock County in […]
We’ve released the recordings of my new webinars: Tightwad Genealogy Where Do I Go From Here? Generating Genealogy Blog Content More details are on our webpage. If you registered and did not receive your complimentary download, please let me know. Thanks!
The following database is showing as “new/updated” on FamilySearch since our last update: United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital and Medical Records, 1865-1872 This one strikes me as being actually “new,” but I could be wrong.