We still have openings in our three session class on using US census records 1850-1940. Join […]
On 2 December 1898, the Warsaw Bulletin, published in Warsaw, Illinois, indicated that Mike Troutvetter[sic] was headed […]
Census instructions matter, but genealogists do not always read them as often as they should. The […]
The classified ads in a newspaper can provide more clues about something than simply who was […]
Many things are relative. The use of word “instant” (often abbreviated as “inst.”) is one of […]
When searching and utilizing marriage records, do you always consider the age of the bride and […]
It’s common for someone to make “their mark” on a document when they are not able […]
“Have you thought about what obituaries cost and if there are practical alternatives for letting people […]
It wasn’t on the FamilySearch for very long, but it was there for a short time on […]
Your ancestor and their spouse are enumerated in census records over a period of fifty years […]
We are excited to offer this new class on using US census records. Virtually every US […]
I’ll be speaking at the San Mateo County, California, Genealogical Society’s May 2019 workshop in Menlo […]
I read an analysis of two 19th century US census entries that contained different information for […]
The 1935 Declaration of Intention for James Neill, Sr., was a treasure trove of genealogical information. […]
The 1902 order probating Adam Trautvetter’s will in Hancock County, Illinois, referenced the following heirs-at-law and […]
Reader CSM on our Facebook page made a suggestion to add to the “photo research log” […]
We all have them. Now I have one more. This picture is of my mother, Connie […]
OCR searches of digitized images do not actually “read” the images. They look at the individual […]
The family of Irish immigrant James Neill arrived in Lake County, Indiana, in the 1920s. By […]
It is nice to be able to refine searches at Newspapers.com to specific newspapers. The problem for […]
My grandfather’s youngest sister, my great-aunt Ruth, passed away in Des Plaines, Illinois, on 6 January […]
My maternal grandmother, Dorothy (Habben) Ufkes, probably “did the math” on this page in her copy […]
We’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating: facts cannot be owned and facts cannot be […]
It is important to understand what this database is. It is an index of various indexes […]
I recently posted to my personal Facebook wall: Ethnicity estimates: a marketing tool that ends up […]
Join Michael on one of these research trips in 2019: Salt Lake City’s Family History Library […]
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