These rules for manually creating soundex codes for numbers and how to index names and titles […]
Sometimes researchers want one approach that will answer their question. One method that will allow them […]
Several members of a Huls family landed in New York in November of 1870 on board […]
Using Indexes at FamilySearch Making the best use of indexed materials at FamilySearch requires a knowledge and […]
There are lessons here about taking things out of context, not realizing when someone is being […]
Add this to the list of things one can discover in the personals column: evidence that […] indicated on their website recently that their 1860 census has been updated. As usual there […]
It may not be new, but it’s new to me, so I’m posting it. recently […]
“I have a brick wall. In fact, I have many brick walls.” “There’s no such thing […]
Family tradition says that Anna Goldenstein spent a considerable fortune trying to determine how her son […]
Do I Cite it All? Making “your case” is more than simply citing every document that […]
This originally ran in the Ancestry Daily News on 14 July 2004. Genealogy brick walls–those problems we think […]
It took fifty years to record the 1913 birth of Anna Apgar in Chicago, Illinois. Fortunately […]
This 1914 birth certificate from Cook County, Illinois, is the only birth certificate for a child […]
To be honest, I never looked this long after the fact. A recent update to “Illinois, […]
When a record is located for a relative, one should always ask “why there? Why was […]
Using Indexes at FamilySearch Sunday, 12 February 2017 from 4-5 central time. Making the best use of […]
Do I Cite it All?–already given—order download below Making “your case” is more than simply citing […]
It was not supposed to happen but it did–being enumerated more than once in a United […]
Questions that include the word “always” are often easy to answer as the answer is often […]
I think I know what’s “Northern District, Illinois, Naturalization Index, 1926-1979” is, but I’m not […]
I’ve just ordered my own copy of the new American Settlements and Migrations  by Lloyd Bockstruck. Based […]
Sometimes obituaries look like the end result of the “telephone game,” either bearing little resemblance to […]
We all have gaps in our experience and education. The gaps are not the real problem. […]
If FamilySearch,, or any other site has the actual image of a record on their […]
I’m not certain how much Michael Trautvetter paid for a piece of property he purchased in […]
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