Just how literate was your ancestor? The clipping in this blog indicates that my ancestor did […]
Just a few thoughts on inferences, consistency….not an official “edict,” but an out loud commentary more […]
The deed was located easily in the Bedford County Virginia land records (Deed Book 18, page […]
A while back I wondered what the stamp meant in area 11 of this application for […]
I am making my way through the pension file of Emerson Randles of Coshocton County, Ohio. […]
Many War of 1812 veterans, their widows, or their heirs received military bounty land warrants through […]
Searches are always conducted more effectively when the user knows how all search parameters and options […]
Just because two individuals have the same last name does not mean that they are related. […]
City directories can tell researchers several things, usually related to name, residence, occupation and proximity of […]
I’m not yet prepared to say what her maiden name was. I may never know her […]
This was posted to the group page I have for Genealogy Tip of the Day on Facebook […]
I’ve been working in digital newspaper collections lately and this newspaper clipping, from the Mendon [Illinois] Dispatch of […]
It looks like a typo on the 1870 census in Walker Township, Hancock County, Illinois for […]
I never thought my family was the kind to write letters to their Congressman. I was […]
I really had no idea what to expect from the “pardon from the Illinois governor” file […]
Sometimes one has to shift one’s point of view. You can tell people that everything’s “not […]
This comes from a map in the Railroad Collection at the Library of Congress. This one […]
There are several reasons why deeds don’t often tell genealogists as much as we would like, […]
The 1910 census for your relative indicates that she was 60 years of age and was […]
The image in this blog post is a marriage bond signed by a Thomas Brown and […]
I’m wrapping up some issues we had with our coupon on our webinar closeout offer. Coupon […]
I’m currently booking speaking engagements for later in 2019 through 2020. View my list of topics […]
note: This was written some time ago and was intended as fiction, food for thought, or […]
One of the necessary items of citing genealogical sources is what copy of a document was […]
Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting: A Translator’s Tricks of the Trade for Transcribing German […]
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