Clues can come from any type of record and can be big brick wall breakers or small pieces of knowledge that give insight into an ancestor without revealing one iota about his or her ancestry. And that’s just fine. It’s also why a comprehensive search of everything you can get your genealogical hands on is […]
Wills can hint at family squabbles. Researchers need to be careful and not overdramatize the family drama the will suggests. This 3 July 1812 will admitted to probate in Harford County, Maryland in September of 1817 suggests at some family tension. One just has to be careful about reading more into the document than it […]
This item from 1782 was located on GenealogyBank for James Rampley of Harford County, Maryland. It’s a seemingly innocent item, but there are some clues it contains about James. We’re working on an upcoming post, but readers are welcome to chime in with their own thoughts in the comments.