29 December 2009
Casefile Clues Back Issue and Subscription Combo Discount
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Writing Casefile Clues every week has been great fun. I've written followups on some families readers of my Ancestry.com columns were familiar with and have been working up some new ones as well.
Recent topics have included:
Volume 1, Number 1--"Lessons from an Estate Record"
Volume 1, Number 2--"Passport Records"
Volume 1, Number 3--"Preemption Claim"
Volume 1, Number 4--"Multiple Parents"
Volume 1, Number 5--"Finding a Chicago Christening"
Volume 1, Number 6--"The Civil War Pension File of Riley Rampley"
Volume 1, Number 7--"Looking for Ira's Lucretia"
Volume 1, Number 8--"Platting out Thomas Sledd's Heirs"
Volume 1, Number 9--"Finding and Analyzing Pre-1850 Census Records"
Volume 1, Number 10--"Getting from One Ira to Another"
Volume 1, Number 11- "The Homestead Application of the Heirs of Rolf Habben"
Volume 1, Number 12-"Is the Wrong Name Correct?"
Volume 1, Number 13-"Brick Walls from A to Z"
Volume 1, Number 14-"Jumpstarting Your Research"
Volume 1, Number 15-"Finding Geske and her Girls"
Volume 1, Number 16-"A Lot on Barbara's Lots"
Volume 1, Number 17-"Starting to Get Help from a Professional"
Volume 1, Number 18-"Analyzing a Biography"
Volume 1, Number 19-"Public Sale"
Volume 1, Number 20-"Charting an 1870 Census Search"
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22 December 2009
2010 Family History Library Research Trip
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21 December 2009
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Cleveland County Oklahoma July 2010
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18 December 2009
Cyndislist Now has page for Antartica
In an effort to keep me quiet (which is not often successful, by the way), Cyndi has added the following page to her site:
Your relatives can't get more Southern than that!
17 December 2009
Experimenting with Nebraska State Census
What I really need to do is determine who might have been there in 1885 as that is the year of the bulk of the records in Ancestry.com's database. The "Source Information" from the Ancestry.com site is:
- Nebraska. Cass County. “County Census, 1876-1882.” Microfilm RG220, 9 rolls. Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.
- Nebraska. Lancaster County. “County Census, 1860-1880.” Microfilm RG207, 4 rolls. Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.
- Schedules of the Nebraska State Census of 1885. NARA Microfilm Publication M352, 56 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration
Always read the description before searching any online database.
Does it Look Like Ehrman to You-Part 2
16 December 2009
Happy Anniversary a Day Early
15 December 2009
Early Deadline for 2010 Family History Library Trip
Spend a week in Salt Lake and learn about your ancestors with help and guidance as needed. I provide consultation and one on one help with trip participants. Our numbers are kept low so that everyone gets individual help as needed.
More information on our trip is located on our site at http://www.rootdig.com/slctrip.html
Questions can be sent to me at email@example.com.
14 December 2009
Does it look like Ehrman to you?
13 December 2009
Salt Lake City Family History Library Research Trip
- there is still room for my 2010 Salt Lake City Research Trip which runs from 27 May until 3 June 2010
- the main trip page is http://www.rootdig.com/slctrip.html
- the page to make online payment is http://www.rootdig.com/slctrip_paypal.htm
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There may be a page with a bad link that I haven't caught yet. Please accept my apologies for the error.
We'd love to have you join us in 2010!
12 December 2009
Testing a Google Map in a Blog Post
View DeMar Apgar Locations in a larger map
How Common is that Name?
Elizabeth Schollmeyer born 1840 Beberstedt
11 December 2009
Don't Cut Yourself Short
Trautvetter-Haase Marriage 1868
Communion in Tioga, Illinois, 1867
Church Donations in 1908
10 December 2009
Nebraska State Census at Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com has released a new (or improved) Nebraska State Census--I have a hard time keeping track-it 1860-1885.
- Frank Goldenstein
- Annie Goldenstein
- Tjoda Goldenstein--actually Tjode (my great-grandmother)
- Renhert Goldenstein--actually Bernard
New 1860 and 1870 Census Indexes at Ancestry
09 December 2009
Alternate Names Can Appear Anywhere
Philip Trautvetter Divorce
Price Change for Back Issues of Casefile Clues
Effective Saturday, the charge for back issues 1-10 will go up to $5.50. PayPal is taking more of a "ding" out of it than I thought. You can purchase them here: http://www.casefileclues.com/2009/10/bac Back issues of Casefile Clues are grouped in sets of ten. The next set will be 11-20. The price of back issue sets will remain at $5.50.
07 December 2009
Clark Sargent's Cash Entry File
04 December 2009
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NARA Changes--Call to Action
Angela McGhie, President, National Capital Area Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists, has allowed me to post a sample letter and more information here.
"Proposed renovations at the National Archives will affect all researchers. As you have probably heard, if the proposed changes materialize, much of the research space at the National Archives inWashington, D.C. will be converted to offices, exhibits, and otheruses, and research services will have to be reconfigured in a much smaller area. To assure that research resources are enhanced, rather than diminished, we again appeal—urgently--for your help.
There is an extremely important congressional subcommittee hearing later this month. The hearing of the Subcommittee on InformationPolicy, Census, and National Archives, which oversees NARA, will examine the National Archives mission. The proposed changes at Archives-1 will be discussed. The new Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, will testify."
More information, including a sample letter can be downloaded from any of the files below--Word version, PDF version, or RTF version. Please keep letter to the point and personalize it. Angela has allowed me to post versions of her letter and more information here:
- /ProposedrenovationsattheNationalArchives1.doc--Word Doc File
- /ProposedrenovationsattheNationalArchives1.pdf-- PDF File
- /ProposedrenovationsattheNationalArchives1.rtf -- RTF File
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Early Registration Deadline for 2010 Family History Library Trip
Registration gets you:
- help with pre-trip planning
- morning lectures (optional)
- onsite help (twenty minute consultations as can be scheduled and "drop in" help as needed).
We always have a great time and make great discoveries. More information on the trip is available on our site http://www.rootdig.com/slctrip.html. Many like to go with a group, especially if they have never been before or don't have anyone "from home" going with them. You don't have to have a roommate.
Registration is $200 until 15 December and does not include, travel, hotel, or expenses.