Month: December 2018

A Foster Parent Clue in 1891

Sometimes one-liners in the newspaper can be bigger clues than you think: W[m?] C. F. Mulch and Miss Ida Sargent spent Sunday with Theo M. and Anne Trautvetter, of Rocky Run. The item appeared in the “Breckenridge Briefs” in the Warsaw Bulletin from Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, on 28 August 1891. One might be tempted to think […]


DNA Problem-Solving with DNAPainter and GedMatch Webinar Released

Based upon suggestions from readers, we’ve put together this session on DNAPainter and GedMatch combined. Using just one tool is not an effective way to analyze your DNA matches. Date: This session has been held and recorded. order for immediate download for $17.99–presentation and PDF handout included if you ordered early and did not receive […]


Comma On: Valentine’s Not Stated as Being Her Father

A minor typographical error can significantly change the intent of a piece of writing. A transcription error can create confusion as well. All it takes is one little thing. That’s what I did when reading an article from the 18 August 1906 issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as mentioned in “The Judge Would Have Shot the Right […]