Did You Know? Where to Find Basic County Information

Many documents our ancestors left behind were in the counties they lived in.  Birth, Marriage and Death records.  Deeds, Wills and other Probate records. But when were they first recorded? When was the county created?  What were the parent counties? The Ancestry Wiki has the answer for all U.S. counties. In the Wiki search box... Continue Reading →

Burial Spots! Recipes! Fiery Ends! — It’s Follow Friday!

What I Was Reading This Week: Looking for bonds by The Legal Genealogist 4 Things To Do Before You Donate Your Genealogy by Amy Johnson Crow Copyright and the recipe by The Legal Genealogist 517 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA from Historic Wanderings 21 Valentine Days and County from Trials and Tribulations of a Self-Taught Family... Continue Reading →

Roots Tech! Slave Petitions! 52 Ancestors! — It’s Follow Friday!

  What I Was Reading This Week: A 1779 Slave Petition finally passes in the New Hampshire Legislature, 233 years late from Nutfield Genealogy Just Go Do It. Now.  from No Story Too Small Records of Rights from The National Archives Why You Can't Do All Your Research Online from Michael J Leclerc Why Coca-Cola... Continue Reading →

Hallowed Ground! Driving Your Research! Muses! — It’s Follow Friday!

What I Was Reading This Week: A Family Tapestry: A Flower-Filled Remembrance from A Family Tapestry Following Your Favorite Blogs Using Feedly from No Story Too Small Quick Tips: Source Analysis 101 from Evidence Explained Why Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island (and One That Was) from The New York Public Library... Continue Reading →

Poll Taxes! Conferences! Land of Enchantment! It’s Follow Friday

What I've Been Reading This Week: 40 Maps They Didn't Teach You In School Dating Family Photos from Clothing -- Follow Friday from SassyJane Genealogy Ending the Poll Tax from The Legal Genealogist Searching for a Real Name from A Family Tapestry Writing Challenges and Prompts from Trials and Tribulations of a Self Taught Historian... Continue Reading →

What We Must Remember. Gettysburg. Kennedy. It’s Follow Friday

Headline from November 23, 1963. Found on Newspapers.com What I've been reading this week: Find Your Mexican Ancestors Using Obituaries from Mexican Genealogy My Okie from Muskogee from A Southern Sleuth Wordless Wednesday from California Genealogical Society and Library I Have No Memories of JFK, and Why That Matters from No Story Too Small Hundred-year... Continue Reading →

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