Mary Elizabeth Gillespie Heirs sell to W.P. Gillespie: Setting up Research Plans from Documents

My niece, Rachel, and I went on an epic research trip in Virginia in July.  We hit 5 courthouses, untold cemeteries, tromped around all sorts of weed filled fields and made a local unhappy when we photographed a deer head suspended from a telephone pole. (That's a different story.) We photocopied and photographed countless documents. ... Continue Reading →

Tuesday’s Tip — Two New Links You Must Check Out

We all know that family histories, local histories, indexes of vital and the sort are awesome for finding nuggets of gold.  Check out FamilySearch's Family History Books beta site: http://books.familysearch.org/ Second link, courtesy of Mark Lowe: Bouvier's Law Dictionary, which can be found in google books: Notice the dates? These were the references that law... Continue Reading →

Tuesday’s Tip: What To Do When You Start Researching A New Place

Every state and county handled vitals and other legal documents differently. The state of Virginia in its infinite wisdom decided NOT to record births when my great great grandfather Charlton Wallace was born and also not to record deaths when he died.  His parents are still my brick wall. The Ancestry.com Wiki has put the... Continue Reading →

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