Today on her Facebook page for Evidence Explained, Elizabeth Shown Mills posted a “thought prompt:” Your Best Advice […]
My ancestor, James Rampley, was born in Harford County, Maryland, in 1803. Research strongly suggests his […]
Locating migrating children in the early 18th century can be fraught with pitfalls. It would be […]
Any record has the potential for error. Sometimes the reasons are easy to see and easy […]
In a word: no. Many last names get spelled in a variety of ways by clerks, priests, […]
I was probably in the third grade when my Grandma Neill asked me how to spell […]
Join us for the following classes this June/July (registration is limited): US land records class–runs through July […]
In “Deciding not to follow up at the Family History Library,” an 1876 Illinois deed from […]
Do You Ear What I Ear? [this appeared in the Ancestry Daily News on 27 July 1999-and was […]
[note: this originally appeared in the Ancestry Daily News on 8 June 2005] From Their Mouth to Your […]
Even when the document is clearly wrong, we always transcribe it as true to the original […]
There are two entries for Herbert C. Ufkes in the “Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011” at He most […]
This image is from the top portion of an April 1876 deed between Christ[ian] Troutfetter, his […]
Getting as many subscribers as possible to this blog  has never been one of my goals. […]
As an off-the-cuff remark to a question after a presentation I made at the Southern California […]
These are just some random thoughts, in no particular order. I understand why people post photographs […]
I have a fairly strict policy for how I use information on FindAGrave: I use the picture of […]
When for-profit companies enter into agreements with governmental agencies to digitize the records of those agencies, they […] recently released three databases of Indiana vital records: Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 Indiana, Marriage Certificates, […]
We’ve updated our webinar schedule to reflect our rescheduled presentations. There’s still time to join me […]
James and Elizabeth (Chaney) Rampley are laid to rest near the entrance of the Buckeye Cemetery […]
This is probably one of my more unusual purchases on Ebay.  I’m not in the habit of […]
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