He certainly is the berries. This is the apparent enumeration for Greenberry Green in Josh Bell […]
reprinted from the Ancestry Daily News    Michael John Neill – 6/15/2005 Every Little Detail They say “the […]
All of us have questions we’d like to ask those relatives whose lifespans overlapped with ours. […]
This is the 1879 signature of Conrad Haase, my step-3rd-great-grandfather. It was contained on a mortgage […]
When I was in Salt Lake last May, one of my goals was to search for some […]
One example is anecdotal and does not always prove as much as we would like, but […]
Ancestry.com asked me for my opinion of the new compiled information in the DNA circles. These […]
note–this originally ran in 2004–making the 1900 census reference a little dated.  Confusion is often in […]
Pre-1880 US census records can allow genealogists to gather clues about family relationships. But at their […]
I’m not a big fan of “genealogical activities” that fall into my definition of cutesy or […]
Can you read shorthand? I certainly cannot. Shorthand testimony was taken in regards to the naturalization […]
I really like this picture of my great-grandparents and their two youngest children. Unlike many photographs […]
On paper, I’m 1/8th Irish. My great-grandfather, Charles Neill, was born in 1875 near West Point, […]
Genealogy is not a mad rush towards Charlemagne. It is a slow path, filled with frontier […]
Join me for three days of research at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, […]
The word “negative” can be confusing when applied to evidence. Negative evidence is “evidence” because it […]
originally published in August of 2013 on our old site How closely do you look for […]
Due to popular demand we are offering live sessions of these two presentations I gave earlier […]
Knowing what you are looking at is crucial to evaluating genealogical information. Campbell County, Kentucky, has […]
It took me forever to find it and it just about took me forever to cite […]
from 13 March 2014 on our old blog site I’m still reading Genealogy Standards. Reading it again […]
Depending upon migration patterns, analyzing shared matches you have with a DNA match (especially one without […]
There are more entries in the Warsaw, Illinois, newspapers for the name of Trautvetter than I […]
I copied the entire file several years ago when I was in Salt Lake City at the […]
  These Ancestors cannot be displayed The ancestors you are looking for are currently unavailable. They […]
There’s still quite a bit of truth to this… from the Ancestry Daily News Michael John […]
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