Month: December 2015

No Intention of Buying On Ebay

You don’t have to buy anything on Ebay to get genealogical use out of it. However using Ebay for genealogical research is more than searching and copying whatever images you can from the site before they disappear. Daily there are thousands of images of items on the site, particularly postcards and old photographs that could be helpful in your […]

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Webinars: Archive.org, Preserving, Females, Trips, and Charts

As always, if you have ordered one of these and have not received it, please email me. “Using Archive.org” Archive.org has millions of free images of genealogical material, including: National Archives microfilm from the Allen County Public Library Thousands of books from the Allen County Public Library USGS maps County histories from across the United […]

State Reports May Shed Minor Light

Reports of various state boards can contain unexpected genealogical information. Many of them have been digitized and are online in sites like GoogleBooks, Hathitrust, Archive.org, etc. Like any genealogical clue, whether it’s a “big” or a “small” one depends upon your problem. William G. Trautvetter was a pharmacist in Chicago, Illinois, and is referenced in this 1912 directory. […]

Ancestry.com Updates Yearbooks–Still Can’t Locate Bowen High School

Geography matters. Reading matters. Ancestry.com announced an update of their yearbook collection. As usual it is difficult to have any real clue what has been added, what’s been refined, and whether updates have been made to the index. It’s just been updated. Apparently Ancestry.com still has not discovered that the yearbooks they have online are for the […]

Webinar Recordings-Archive.org, Females, and Charts

We’ve released the following webinars–if you registered originally and didn’t receive links, please let me know. You are not to purchase again if you were an original registrant. “Using Archive.org” Archive.org has millions of free images of genealogical material, including: National Archives microfilm from the Allen County Public Library Thousands of books from the Allen […]

Digging for Genealogy Dirt on Ebay

I’ve made some discoveries of genealogically-related material on Ebay. I have yet to actually find an artifact or piece of ephemera actually belonging to an ancestor. What I have found are “ancestral-related” materials.  Search term suggestions for Ebay: names of small towns with no additional search parameters tioga illinois “west point” illinois names of larger towns perhaps […]

A Nationality of Her Own

While prepping for my “Researching Female Ancestors” webinar, I came across references to a book I have been meaning to read for some time: A Nationality of Her Own: Women Marriage, and the Law of Citizenship.  Marie (Desmarais/Demar) Apgar Verikios Williams, born in Clinton County, New York, in the 1890s technically lost her citizenship when she […]