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  • Two Hundred Years of Records---Organizing when there's an abundance of data on the microfilm.
  • Be Prepared--Getting ready to really get at foreign research--general approach
  • Orphaned Papers---Ways to try and find where a document came from
  • Funeral on the Prairie--Preserving Christmas Memories and More
  • Head of Household Index or Everyname Index?
  • A Present for your Descendants
  • Deleted Postings
  • Michael's Christmas List-from 1999----but I didn't get everything ;-)
  • Finding Peter, Paul, and Mary: Using Online Passenger Lists
  • 1880 Census Married Female Head of Household II
  • 1880 Census Married Female Head of Household
  • Using the Online 1880 Census Indexes: Part II
  • Knock, Knock. Where's Enoch?
  • Using the Online 1880 Census Indexes: Part I
  • Beyond the Index Part II (why getting the whole record is important).
  • Grandpa would be 100: Reviewing Your Files
  • Get Wild---Using Wildcards at the Bureau of Land Management Website
  • Why Bother (Beyond the Index part I)?
  • French-Canadian: Part Deux
  • French-Canadian Beginnings
  • Third Grader and the 1850 Census
  • Where Did the Money Go?--Using Probate Accountings to Determine Relationships
  • Finding and Losing my Woman
  • Your Ancestor's Biography (Writing it yourself)
  • Bigger Bieger Bugagoo
  • Cousin Removal
  • Spilling Your Guts
  • Soundex Part I
  • Soundex Part II
  • Courthouse Lessons Learned
  • Analyze the Tradition
  • Off Topic Article Brings Results--using New Brunswick Marriage Bonds
  • Finding a 1914 Manifest
  • My Relatives: Adam and Eve
  • Finding a 1906 Manifest
  • From  Trunk  to Toy Box
  • Freundly Search   for Immigrant Origins
  • The Search for Egisto  Lencioni-
  • My Ancestor Went  Home Again--Part I--my German ancestor's return trip home to Germany in the early 1900s.
  • My Ancestor Went  Home Again--Part II
  • From Jans to August-Late 19th Century Passenger Lists

  • 1870 Census Finds

  • Joining the Lineage Group

  • Lecture attending and booking buying at FGS 2003

  • Anders' Son and Erik's Daughter---Continued

  • Anders' Son and Erik's Daughter--More Swedish Research

  • Beyond the Pedigree Presentation

  • Before and After Germans to America

  • Before Searching the 1870 Census Index

  • Crossing the State Line--Making Certain you have the Right Guy!

  • The Education of a Genealogist

  • Booze, Politics, and My Ancestor in 1742

  • Rampin' Up the 1880 Census

  • Genealogy Yard Mowing

  • I'm a Genealogist-I Don't Need to Watch Soap Operas

  • A Little Terminology

  • Tombstone Rubbings: Part II--we actually rub stones

  • Tombstone Rubbings: Part I

  • Do You Ear What I Ear? concerns regarding spelling and pronunciation

  • What I've Learned Writing for the Ancestry Daily News

  • Techniques for Organizing Data

  • Famous People in 1930

  • Interviewing Grandma

  • Summer Learning Opportunities in 2003

  • Topozone.com
  • What to Expect from a Deed
  • 100 Acres, a Mortgage, and Three Sisters
  • Where Oh Where is Abraham? How I think I found a couple who "disappeared" in 1840
  • Mortgages, Signatures, and Geometry--an 1878 recorded mortgage that contains an actual signature and a metes and bounds description of the property.
  • Where is the Obituary? Other kinds of newspapers to consider....
  • Tigger's Family Tree Search--Learning from the Tigger Movie
  • More Tracking the Tract--a follow up to using the tract index
  • Tracking the Tract--an Introduction to the tract index.
  • Turn the Page--the importance of looking before and after the document you find
  • Before Life and After Death--keeping things in context
  • Poorhouse Records to the Rescue
  • Ready to Go? (Things to consider about your genealogy before your passing)
  • Three Questions (that I don't like to be asked)
  • Sally/Sarah--What's the Difference?
  • Probating Wesley Jones
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps--an excellent source for town dwellers (large and small)
  • I am what I am...or am I?--gender and name issues on a census entry (William Rhodes--Part II)
  • Am I Jones or Something Else?? Analysis on a confusing census entry (William Rhodes--Part I)
  • A Partially Correct Census Entry--finding the entry when the index is partially correct
  • Traveling the Rhodes Road--looking for the beginning and ending of an ancestor's life.
  • Making Copies--things to think about when using that copy machine
  • Selective Service Records
  • Reading Between Johann's Lines--Analyzing an Immigrant Letter
  • Inputting my Conclusions--Starting data entry
  • More Mortier Analysis-Analyzing Belgian Birth Entries
  • Using Foreign Microfilm: Belgian Beginnings
  • Panning for Panagiotis--searching for a 1930 census entry manually
  • Michael's 1930 Census Experiences
  • What Michael wants in his Christmas Stocking-2002
  • Using Homestead Records
  • Tapping Tamme Tammen--Using the 1885 Nebraska Census
  • Charlotte's Web on the Lake
  • Have you Ever? Some questions to ask yourself to remind you to put yourself in your ancestor's shoes
  • Get Some Culture--why learning about your ancestor's culture is important
  • Clarifying Clara--analyzing a death certificate
  • Census Wanted Dead or Alive--the importance of dates and the census
  • July 4th--Michael's ancestors direct and indirect involvement in the American Revolution
  • A Rose by Any Other Name---considerations with first and last names
  • Rural Roots--ideas for tracing your rural ancestors
  • The Reality of Sarah's Realty--more analysis of a 1760s era will
  • Rushing Around to Figure Sarah Out--additional analysis of a 1760s era will
  • Tiogee or Not? Analyzing a Place of birth
  • More Tiogee--Followup to "Tiogee or Not?"
  • Born in the Tri-State Area--my ancestor who says she's born in three states
  • When there is no Probate--what to do when your ancestor left no probate
  • In their Own Hand--obtaining ancestral signatures
  • More Chaney Chasing-follow up to my four articles on analyzing pre-1850 census records.
  • A Sibling here...A Sibling there--using siblings in upstate New York.
  • Undocumented Chaos--is chaos in your ancestor's life the reason nothing makes sense?
  • Nineteen Children on Two Continents
  • Trientje's Testate Tidbits--analyzing items from a 1920s era probate.
  • Genealogy Misconceptions--things that are NOT always true about genealogy.
  • Biography Analysis--Organizing and Analyzing what you find in an old biography.
  • Mugging Relatives---Locating and Using Old County Histories
  • Probate Overview---a summary of process of settling up an estate of a deceased person.
  • Probate Introduction--an introduction to the process of probate
  • N-S-E-W Information on Land Descriptions on Public Land States
  • Starting my Swedish Search

  • Sale Bill Genealogy A 1900s Farm Sale Bill is Analyzed for Clues.
  • Court Records on Pig Theft and Slaughter provide me with significant clues.
  • Jumping to conclusions can create additional mistakes

  • Parents died young...what records might have been created?
  • Michael digs in the back drawers of his filing cabinet... and is reminded of some genealogy lessons.
  • Where Did the Farm Go--- ways your ancestor may have "sold" his farm.
  • Milling Around for Leads-Using two 1880s era land records

  • Framing the Apgars---organizing my proof of a 1910 census entry

  • World War Two Draft Registration Cards

  • Using the Illinois State Death Certificate Index

  • Lots of Leads from a Little Lot (Land Records)
  • From Census Index to the Image

  • Making Sense of the Census--analyzing post 1850 census entries
  • The Space-Time Continuum
  • I want it ALL!!!
  • Speaking at the Family Reunion
  • Using the Illinois Marriage Index
  • Using the Indiana Marriage Index
  • The Oft Married Sarah-analyzing a 1761 Virginia Will
  • PERSI CD searching ideas and suggestions
  • Persi--Some Initial Thoughts
  • Have you...I wonder-questions to ask yourself when the brick wall stares you in the face.
  • Agricultural Censuses
  • Before You Post ---what to do BEFORE you post that query
  • After You Post ---what to do AFTER you post that query
  • Cleaning Mother's House--"letter" from the daughter who trashed mother's genealogy collection
  • He's on the 1914 Manifest! (using the Ellis Island Website!)
  • World War I Draft Card Images
  • Using the 1880 Census Transcription from the LDS Church
  • Married to An Alien
  • Finally Saw the 1870!
  • Chicago Voter Registrations
  • Hiring A Professional Series
  • Ancestry.Com Census Image Samples
  • use of Michael's articles in your newsletter
  • ---more are coming!