Based upon the suggestions of a reader, I purchased Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading the West, by Marcia Meredith […]
We are offering sessions of our popular US land and probate classes this February. Additional details […]
For a change of pace, I decided to revisit Alfred Butler, the Mendon, St. Joseph County, […]
We’ve mentioned the incomplete land homestead claim in Dawson County, Nebraska, for Cornelia Albers before. Cornelia’s […]
Searching the Cook County, Illinois, death index on FamilySearch reminded me that when searching with the “exact […]
FamilySearch includes a database of Cook County, Illinois deaths between 1878 and 1994. This database appears […]
On 12 October 1920, there was an auction of the chattel property of Sarah Newman as […]
There may just be the addition of missing images here, but has updated the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church […]
A little preliminary work on Reka Behrens (daughter of Volke (Behrens) Sartorius), indicated that Reka’s  second […]
My maternal grandfather would have been 99 years old today.  Granddad was born 27 January 1917 […]
The stories of our ancestors don’t appear in nice little books labeled “The Story Of —.” […]
Generally speaking, genealogical research in the United States becomes more difficult as one’s work moves to […]
We have mentioned Volke Behrens before on this blog. Volke Behrens was born in 1850 in […]
Genealogists have a love-hate relationship with clerks. Sometimes they cannot write, use the word “unknown” as […]
There is a link to managing your email subscription on the top of every blog page. […]
[Note: All images were current as of 23 January 2016 at 11: 30 pm central time.] I’ve had […]
After something of a hiatus, my how-to newsletter, Casefile Clues, is back. I’ve moved the blog […]
There it is in his estate settlement: proof that Ulfert Behrens drank beer. On 11 November […]
Filing systems can vary slightly from one location to another. The researcher should not expect one […]
This is not a post about how can facilitate the citation of sources. This is not […]
Today (20 January 2015) is the last day of our old webinar prices. Prices are now […]
[note: This post originally appeared on our old blog site on 29 August 2013 and is being […]
In “Sourcing Probate Materials From,” I asked for comments on the citation I constructed. A […]
Thanks to my  Ebay  purchase, my coin from Kansas arrived. I’m not going to be spending them […]
I’ve been using’s “probate database” (my title, not theirs) again and my recent experience brought to […]
Petitions to administrate estates can tell us many things. Those things usually focus on the fact […]
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