Month: August 2016

Casefile Clues Subscribers

For readers who are subscribers to Casefile Clues, issue 3-52 just went out. Updates are posted regularly on the Casefile Clues blog–which is where subscribers can see updates. Blog posts there keep readers up-to-date on the newsletter. Issue 3-52 focused on an 1883 death register entry from Illinois.  


Michael’s Blogs

I write the following blogs: Genealogy Tip of the Day-–free to get in your email daily Daily Genealogy Transcriber–free to get in your email daily Search Tip of the Day–free to get in your email daily–free to get in your email daily Casefile Clues Blog–supplemental to my actual how-to newsletter I write the following […]

Analyzing Riley

[note: this article originally appeared in the Daily News  on 8 August 2004. In the interest of being readable, we’re not including citations throughout this piece–Riley served in Company D of the 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.] While I doubt that it is the largest Civil War pension file in the National Archives, the two-inch file that […]

My Assumptions Were My Problem

I’d been looking for the elusive Tamme Focken Tammen for quite some time. Born in 1856 in Velde, Ostfriesland, Germany, he was the youngest son of Focke Focken Tammen (1803 Buhren/Remels–1872 Velde) and his third wife Tjede Willms Aden (1815 Velde–1883 Velde).  Tamme’s oldest half-sister was Tjode Anna Focken (Tammen) Goldenstein, born in Buhren in […]