There are many depositions in the Clagg-Sledd Court case from Bedford County,  Virginia, which came to […]
I maintain the following genealogy blogs. The blogs are all free to subscribe to:—Michael’s thoughts, […]
Individuals give their ages in a variety of records before 1900 in the United States. How […]
One of the families I wanted to work on with a new set of AncestryDNA results has the […]
Registration ends on 29 June for our AncestryDNA–5 week class.
This image comes from the 1910 Census for Northeast Township’s Second Precinct in Adams County, Illinois. […]
We mentioned earlier the difficulty in locating one record that clearly stated that James Rampley (1803 […]
This is part 5 of the will of Mimken [Mimke] Habben which was admitted to probate […]
After a hiatus, Casefile Clues is back! We’ve put out three issues since resuming publication. Casefile Clues focuses […]
In reviewing material from a Civil War pension file, I came across a deposition that partially […]
    Milley Stewart gave testimony at the house of Captain Jacob White in Bedford County, […]
I’m not really certain how odd it is, but it did strike me as unusual. Seven […]
The reverse side of the 1807 “bond” from James Clagg to John Sledd contains two assignments […]
It’s always good to think of the likely scenario before spending too much time searching a […]
AncestryDNA is showing matches as “new” that have been on my list of matches since I first […]
As the results from another DNA test comes in at AncestryDNA , I have four immediate wishes: […]
On 25 February 1807 James Clagg made out a “bond” indicating that he owed John Sledd […]
Based on many requests, we’ve added this class to our schedule for July: AncestryDNA–5 weeks Activities/Content: […]
I’ve written about the American Revolutionary War pensions on before. I’ve made several finds in this series […]
Since AncestryDNA does not allow for an easy download of match information as a spreadsheet, there’s a […]
When two people have the same (or similar) names, or one person has multiple names, it […]
One problem with my cousin’s DAR application was that the only actual information tying Riley Rampley […]
AncestryDNA recently revised their ethnicity estimates. Keep in mind that these estimates are estimates. The estimates displayed […]
I’ve been helping a cousin with her DAR proof of descent from our common ancestor, James […]
Sometimes the best DNA discoveries are the ones that we did not intend to make. Years […]
In June of 1892, Christ Troutfetter received a patent for 160 acres in Thomas County, Kansas. […]
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