Month: April 2018

A Discovery on ArchiveGrid

ArchiveGrid searches materials inventoried and cataloged in special collections across the United States. It is a wonderful way to locate unique materials that one can’t necessarily find online in Google and other internet searches. It is important to remember that letters or family ephemera may be located hundreds or thousands of miles from where the […]

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While Waiting for DNA Results

Ancestry.com and FamilyTreeDNA are having “DNA Day” sales. Ancestry.com’s sale end on 29 April and FamilyTreeDNA’s sale ends on 28 April. If you have one of the tests done–despite which one you do, time spent waiting to get the test and time spent waiting to get the results is not time that should be wasted. […]

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Reviewing a 1947 Chicago Probate

Years ago I obtained the will of a relative in Chicago from 1947. All I got was the will because it answered my immediate question. In reviewing my materials, I realized that the will was all that I had and that there might be more information. A search of the entire probate file is underway–we’ll […]

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