I stumbled upon this item while searching digital newspapers on the Library of Virginia website. The school funding concept struck my interest. There actually is a genealogy connection to the item as it references an extended member of the Tinsley family–Thomas Tinsley. The school was to be built in Hanover County, Virginia. The men listed […]
I’m putting on what will be the last of my new webinars for a while as I’m getting back to research and writing. Our topics on Friday/Saturday of this week are: Charts, Charts, and More Charts Pre-1850 Research Genealogical Terms and Definitions Preserving Past You Anyone registered will receive a complimentary copy of the download […]
What I know: in 1865 Anne Murphy married Samuel Neill in St. John, New Brunswick. Civil and religious copies of the marriage record have been located. Research on the bondsman (Edward Durbin) is incomplete at this point and it is not known if he is related to either Samuel or Anne. There is no information on Anne’s […]
FamilySearch is indicating that the following database has been updated: Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940 This is an index only. I’m not certain how many new years have been added as I’ve not had a need for birth records in Cook County much past 1920.
Things don’t always dovetail quite this nicely. The 1850 census enumeration for Nazaire Drollette in Clinton County, New York (“Californians Living in Upstate New York in 1850“), indicated that he had $45 of real property. This warranted further research. The value of the property did not matter. If Nazaire really owned real property, there should […]
It took me a while to find the 1850 census for Nazaire Drollette in Clinton County, New York, when using the index for the 1850 census at Ancestry.com. The enumerator’s rendition of his name was not the problem. Nazer Draulette is a pretty accurate interpretation. There were two problems. The transcriber read his last name as Dranlette […]
The following databases are showing as updated on FamilySearch since our last update: Arizona, Douglas, Arrival Manifests, 1906-1955 Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891
Despite what they may want you to believe, not every dead person is in an Ancestry.com tree. There may be a John Cheney buried somewhere in the trees at Ancestry.com, but if he’s there, he has no place of birth or place of death and I was not going to spend hours looking for an entry for […]
I tried but it does not appear to work. In response to “A Leave Out Option,” it was suggested (both in a comment and in private emails to me) that one could eliminate specific cities in the search results at Ancestry.com by using the keyword box and inserting a minus sign. I tried it. It does […]
I try and not post really short things to this blog. Short tips and research suggestions are normally posted to Genealogy Tip of the Day instead.