The following database is showing as updated on FamilySearch since our last posting: Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915
My grandmother’s entry in the “Social Security Index (1935-2014)” at Ancestry.com does not include her Social Security number because her death took place in 2008. Suggested citation form for various incarnations of the “Social Security Death Index” (generally created from the Master Death File maintained by the Social Security Administration) include the Social Security Number and […]
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This image comes from the War of 1812 widow’s pension application for Sarah Brown, widow of Thomas Brown of Mercer and Washington Counties in Kentucky. It looks like “WLC.” Any thoughts on what it could stand for? These pensions are being scanned and put online at Fold3.com (currently for free!)
War of 1812 pension records from the National Archives are currently in the scanning process and are being posted online at Fold3.com. Users will need to set up a free account to view these records (no credit card required). Pensions can be browsed by veteran or searched. The full text search is not complete yet. […]
We’ve mentioned affidavits from land records before, but this one from 1942 is a real gem. James Edward Rampley documents three generations of ownership of the farm he owned, going back to his grandfather, James Rampley. Death dates are included along with relationships and additional family information. I’m not certain why this is recorded with […]
Since I’ve been playing with the “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007″ at Ancestry.com, I’ve been thinking about citing various databases and records created from Social Security Administration records. All citations are created in the spirit of Evidence Explained. The first post in our “Citing Social Security Items” will focus on the SS-5 form. It seems fairly straightforward to […]
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Place names in the “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007″ at Ancestry.com have been truncated in a variety of ways. Some of these truncated places may come up correctly using the drop down list of locations at Ancestry.com. Others may not. Searches of the “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007″ at Ancestry.com using the location field should […]
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