Month: April 2017

Cousin Veta Crosses the Pond in World War I as a Red Cross Nurse

Records of those involved in World War I include women and well as men, even though women did not serve in combat.‘s “U.S., American Red Cross Nurse Files, 1916-1959” contains employment records of Red Cross nurses who served during the World War I and World War II eras. Nursing was one of the main ways […]

Share’s U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939

“U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939” has been on for a while, but after seeing some fellow researchers post images I decided to revisit the database. Some of the lists contain the name of the person that is to be notified in an emergency along with an address. Other lists contain the name of […]

Share’s U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002

One can never be certain what’s “really new” on, what’s “new,” and what’s “recycled.” Sometimes for me it simply is a case of “I don’t remember seeing it before.” The database, “U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002,” falls into that last category.‘s “source” for this database is as follows: U.S. Phone and Address […]


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What Assumptions About a Dataset Have You Made?

Assuming what records contain without knowing can cause us to overlook materials that might help us with our research. FamilySearch has had “United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921” online for some time. From the description: Index and images of burial registers for military posts, camps, and stations, 1768-1921. This collection corresponds with […]


Keeping the Trees Separate

There are differing schools of thought on whether one should use the online trees for research clues. I’ll leave that up to the individual researcher to decide, but I’m firmly convinced that if one uses them clues are all they should be used for Copying information from online trees willy-nilly is: asking to have many […]