Month: July 2016

Weekly Blog Update

In addition to the regular blog content on my blogs, I put out a weekly summary of blog content–this is perfect for those who may overlook the daily emails or who do not want to receive the daily emails–the weekly update is weekly, not daily (grin!). My weekly blog update is separate from daily emails received from […]

How Long Should I Look for Bernard Dirks in 1855?

There are times when it is worth considering how much time a specific task is worth and whether it is simply time to research elsewhere. That’s where I am with the location of Bernard Dirks in the 1855 Illinois State Census. What’s “known” about Bernard around the time period of 1855 census: Bernard Dirks (or […]

A Few Random Thoughts on Trees Being a “Required” Part of a Search

I’m still thinking about how I feel about trees being a “mandatory” part of an exhaustive search. Here’s a few random thoughts: I’m working on the wife and mother of a John Rucker who died in the early 1740s in the Orange County, Virginia, area. There are hundreds of trees on John with a variety […]