Month: October 2018

Removing the Social Security Number and More from an Indiana Death Certificate

In‘s “Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011,” the Social Security numbers have been “removed” from the images of the death certificates. I’m not certain this really helps cut down on fraud, but that’s a topic for another post. What is irritating is that in some cases the “removal” makes the remaining information difficult to see. The […]


The Goldenstein Trunk

I’ve written about this trunk before and have actually had it for over ten years. It’s not a new acquisition, but I decided to revisit it after Genealogy Tip of the Day readers suggested it. The trunk belonged to Altje Goldenstein and is likely the trunk she had with her when she immigrated to the United States […]