Month: June 2018
Seven Female Heads of Household in 1830
Amy Assigns an 1807 Debt-Part II
Is He Not an 1840 Head of Household?
It’s always good to think of the likely scenario before spending too much time searching a record set for a person. I was looking for an individual in the 1840 US census. At the time of the enumeration the individual would have been over seventy-five years of age. Part of my research plan needs to […]
AncestryDNA “New” Matches for My Year Old Test
AncestryDNA is showing matches as “new” that have been on my list of matches since I first got my test results over a year ago. I’m positive they were there as two of the most closely related “new” matches are first cousins of my mother–people I communicated with the day I got my results because I […]
Wishes for AncestryDNA
As the results from another DNA test comes in at AncestryDNA , I have four immediate wishes: the ability to download my matches as a spreadsheet–at least some of the data a chromosome browser more than one color to star the matches another “star” or something that I could use to indicate when I’ve “figured” the […]
Amy Assigns an 1807 Debt-Part I
On 25 February 1807 James Clagg made out a “bond” indicating that he owed John Sledd 8 pounds, 11 shillings, and 4 pence. The debt had been accruing interest since 1799. At the time Clagg lived in Bedford County, Virginia, and Sledd was a resident of Amherst County. William Tinsley witnessed the signature of Clagg. […]
AncestryDNA Class–July 2018
Based on many requests, we’ve added this class to our schedule for July: AncestryDNA–5 weeks Activities/Content: Understanding what can and cannot be learned from the AncestryDNA test Strategies for “figuring out” people who do not return communication Probability of relationship based on shared DNA and relationship scenarios not presented Downloading AncestryDNA matches into an Excel […]
Revolutionary War Pensions? Do You Search Them for Everyone?
I’ve written about the American Revolutionary War pensions on Fold3.com before. I’ve made several finds in this series of records and not just for veterans. The pensions have a full name index on Fold3. For whom should you search: Anyone who was of an age to have served. Anyone who was of an age to have married […]
Since AncestryDNA does not allow for an easy download of match information as a spreadsheet, there’s a workaround. That workaround does the job, but there are a few challenges to using it. Until Ancestry decides to allow users the download ability, this is the cheapest alternative. I added the AncestryDNA Helper to my Chrome browser so that […]