recently announced an updated version of “Bernalillo County, New Mexico, Marriage Index, 1888-2017.” The first […]
I maintain the following genealogy blogs:—Michael’s thoughts, research problems, suggestions, and whatever else crosses his […]
Documents can provide researchers with direct statements and indirect statements. Direct statements state something clearly. Indirect […]
I like the phrase “paper neighbors” because I think it emphasizes an important point about records […]
When you find a census record, naturalization record, church record, land record, or any record for […]
I use PayPal to process orders because it’s inexpensive for me which helps me keep costs […]
These two side-by-side marriage applications in Hancock County, Illinois, in 1881 were both supposedly written by […]
The records our ancestors left behind only tell us a part of the story. One has […]
Individuals who set up internet accounts often use the same username on multiple sites. If a […]
Analyzing DNA matches is part science and part art. It also takes some practice. While working […]
We’ve mentioned “exhaustive search” several times in various posts on this blog. Generally it’s the idea […]
I have 393 pages of DNA matches at AncestryDNA. I will never get through all of them. I […]
Anna Katherina Tammen was confirmed on 4 April 1909 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church south of […]
A researcher sent a copy of a death certificate that had the letter “P” stamped on […]
Real estate is often about one thing: location…at least on the surface. Genealogical research is never […]
The dates have been set for my 2018 group trip to the Family History Library in […] has again that their database of microfilmed materials from the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) has […]
James Rampley had a letter waiting for him in the Warsaw, Illinois, post office in July […]
I wanted something personal to give my daughter when she recently got married, so I came […]
We are excited to announce our first GedMatch DNA utility webinar. More details are on our […]
Effective use of any database requires an understanding of the workings of that database. It also […]
There are a myriad of genealogy lessons and reminders in this photograph. My discussion may be […]
I could not resist taking a picture of my daughter signing her sister’s marriage license as […]
While DNA analysis for genealogy is based on science, probability, and statistics; there is something of […]
We don’t always know which of our assumptions are false until we see something that outright […]
The 1918 Prairie Farmer’s “Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders: Hancock County, Illinois,” which I recently purchased […]
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