As we delve further into his pension file, there are some other irregularities with Thomas Graves. […]
In his letter of 15 December of 1914 , C. M. Stewart of North Liberty, Iowa,  […]
This is part of a newspaper article that appeared in one of the Quincy, Illinois, newspapers […]
Typically administrators are appointed because there was no valid will left by the deceased. Yet there […]
They say “DNA never lies,” but according to messages on some message boards and social media […]
This document comes from the guardianship of Mary Brown in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The mother and […]
  (slightly edited on 7 pm eastern time 25 April 2019). There are reports that ThruLines […]
ThruLines at AncestryDNA helped me find another descendant of my ancestors William and Rebecca (Tinsley) Newman who has […]
They may call me Emma, but my name is Emmar. On 7 March 1918 Emmar Osenbaugh […]
The  Standards Manual written by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) talks about assumptions and on pages […]
  It’s one of the loose documents in the Civil War pension application file for David […]
A declaration for pension made out by David A. Newman on 22 May 1912 in Linn […]
I wondered why they were all dressed up.  There had to have been some sort of […]
I was wrong. ThruLines at AncestryDNA in their display of data in my ThruLines descent is indicating […]
The 1823 death entry in the church records of the Evangelical church in Wohlmuthausen, Thuringen, Germany, […]
I made a joke on one of my Facebook pages and on my Twitter feed: Ever […]
I’ve been reviewing in bits and pieces my copy of the Genealogy Standards Manual written by the […]
ThruLines at AncestryDNA is a clue and can be helpful in sorting matches that have trees […]
It seems like there have been some changes to ThruLines since I first experimented with it. […]
Words elude me. While ThruLines had some issues we’ve discussed before at least it wasn’t somehow […]
You have to love a death certificate like this one from Mercer County, Illinois. The place […]
My copy of Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies, edited by Debbie Parker Wayne has arrived. […]
A search of Googlebooks ( indicated that the names George and Trautvetter appeared in the 2000 edition […]
Several county histories indicated that Thomas Rampley and his family moved into Coshocton County, Ohio, in […]
The obituary of Martha Jane Luft from the Warsaw Bulletin in March of 1923 mentions her daughter […]
One of the key components of the “Reasonably Exhaustive Search” is that “at least two sources […]
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