It is frustrating when they write over incorrect information on a record. Ida Trautvetter was baptized […]
Many words used in legal documents have specific legal definitions. Failing to understand those terms can […]
I’ve been returned to the AncestryDNA Circle for two of my great-grandparents, Riley and Nancy Jane (Newman) Rampley. […]
Philip Troutfetter was born in Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, in the 1860s and died near Colby, […]
My citation probably isn’t in the correct form, but I’m thinking I have the essence of […]
FamilySearch continues to put more and more material online in digital format. Some believe that one […]
Response to our initial webinar on AncestryDNA was so great that we are working on a new presentation […]
I maintain the following genealogy blogs:—Michael’s thoughts, research problems, suggestions, and whatever else crosses his […]
Classified advertisements sometimes can provide perspective into a specific time period (gender expectations and salary levels […]
We all have those families that we have not researched as well as others. Families that […]
  The one thing I would do differently in analyzing my AncestryDNA results: keep track from the […]
This hour-long presentation covers the basics of working with DNA matches at AncestryDNA, including: ethnicity estimate–briefly communities–briefly […]
AncestryDNA Circles are apparently in flux. I’ve been removed from the circles for Riley Rampley (born 1835 […]
  Apparently my kinfolk decided February 1888 was the time to get a marriage license in […]
I’ve been reviewing the digital images of the records Bethany United Church of Christ in Tioga, […]
Summarizing too much can lead to incorrect statements. I reviewed the information on my ancestor table […]
As mentioned earlier, my German researcher has taken full time employment and is no longer able […]
Generalizations and assumptions are necessary to sometimes give our research some focus or a point at […]
There is no way to avoid it. Wrong information is everywhere. Wrong information is in online […]
When there is no paper trail, DNA has the potential to open genealogical doors. And that’s […]
We’ve added two webinars this August: AncestryDNA From Their Mouth to Your Computer Screen More details […] is indicating that “U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007” has been updated as […]
People lie for a variety of reasons. Sometimes those reasons are to hide scandal or the […]
In July of 1867, Catherine Belless of Fulton County, Illinois,  signing her mark and only referenced […]
Black and white digital images of original records present occasional challenges to the researcher. Not because […]
The circles AncestryDNA at are still in beta stage (part I on the “circles” appeared here earlier). […]
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