anna dirks goldenstein

Ancestral Clues and Lessons: Anna (Dirks) Goldenstein (1861-1932)

Anna Dirks (Goldenstein) was born in 1861 near Coatsburg, Adams County, Illinois, and died in 1932 in Golden, Adams County, Illinois. She married Focke Goldenstein in Coatsburg, in the early 1880s. Some things I learned about research and life from Anna: Life is not always easy. Anna and Focke had a child, Johann, who died […]


We’re All Signing for Henry Goldenstein’s Estate in 1927

Sound genealogy methodology as espoused in the Board for Certification of Genealogists’ Genealogical Standards Manual indicates that an exhaustive search be conducted. What qualifies as an exhaustive search generally depends on the problem being solved. In this case, I really didn’t have a problem specifically. Sometimes I am simply curious and just like to find everything I can. […]