One of the difficulties in tracing your ancestors back across the pond is discovering exactly where they originated. In America, places of origin for foreign-born individuals most commonly mention the country of origin.
Census records are one of the basic resources for genealogy. They can get you started on the road to finding your ancestors. Unfortunately, we often don’t get everything out of these records that we can. Here are five tips to help you get the most success from your work with these records. 1. Use All…
Most people are well aware that with nearly 50 million speakers, Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the US. But aside from English and Spanish, what other languages do people around the country speak most? This map answers just that question.
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Researching nineteenth- and twentieth-century immigrant ancestors can be tricky. Immigration resources and records can be different than other types of research. And the most important thing is doing all you can to identify exactly where the ancestors came from, as most records in Europe are local and decentralized. Here are some tips for researching these…
Dick Eastman ran a very tragic story last week about a Tennessee cemetery. An individual had used a wire brush to “clean” gravestones. He wanted to photograph the stones to add them to the Find A Grave website. In his ignorance, he did extensive damage to the stones, rendering some of the inscriptions totally illegible. Some…
I would like to purchase headstones for two of my great great uncles: Joseph Sinclair (1887-1934) & John Sinclair (1902-1920). Each of their graves is marked with a stick.
Also, if enough money is raised, I would like to purchase new headstone for my great great grandfather: Daniel Sinclair (1851-1911). His grave is marked by what appears to be a home made cement headstone.
All are buried in the Green Mountain Cemetery in Stevens County, Washington (State).
In my last post, I argued that item level description can be like accidentally ending up on a freight train to crazytown – especially if your family archive is BIG and it includes boxes n’ boxes n’ boxes of historic […]
Every year around the “Gotta Get Organized!” time of year, I give away one free information product that helps folks just like you organize photo collections. This year, I asked my email list subscribers and readers to tell me about […]
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