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.
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[note: this article originally appeared in the Ancestry.com 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 […]
Probate inventories and accountings should always be mined for clues as to other records and research leads. This one for the estate of Thomas Johnson Rampley (the use of James in the image shown is incorrect) in March of 1829 in Coshocton County, Ohio, is no exception. There’s a notation that the administrator of the […]
Researching when one is tired and distracted is never a good idea. It also makes it a little more obvious how incorrect things get in indexes and finding aids. When first viewing the World War Two “Old Men’s Draft” card for Peter S. Verikios I thought his address was 408 Ellis Street or maybe 408 […]
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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 […]
Sometimes one just simply cannot afford to obtain a copy of every record that might contain a detail about an ancestor or relative. There is a limit to the amount of money that one can spend on genealogy research. Let it be known that I do not expect to receive copies of documents for free. […]
FamilySearch recently updated their 1905 “Iowa State Census, 1905” and it got me to wondering how the cards were microfilmed. The 1905 Iowa state census was taken differently from most other censuses. Each person’s entry was written on a separate card instead of in a ledger one name after another. The cards are not filmed […]