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Alternatives to Vital Records

Alright, down to the final modules before I take the exam. The last two modules covered birth records and other documents that a researcher could use in the place of vital records. Which, if you have ancestors particularly in southern states, you need all the alternative ideas on finding records you can find.…See More
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A Vital Record is a Vital Record

We are off with a bang in the US: Vital Records, Understanding and Using The Records course! Module 1 jumps right into what is a vital record and how to find them. Contrary to what I thought from reading the introduction to the course, it appears that there are a whole slew of vital records, and not just birth and death. Good to know!…See More
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The Bowman Files

What are the Bowman Files?Carrying Mayflower genealogies well into the seventh generation and beyond, are the transcriptions of the research of George Ernest Bowman, known as the Bowman Files, in the form of three volumes of multi-family works by Susan E. Roser, Mayflower Marriages and Mayflower Births & Deaths (2 vols.). Since these books contain many lines of all Mayflower passengers who left known descendants (with the exception of Moses Fletcher), it is possible to find out which…See More
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Ann Ciero commented on Angela Rodesky's blog post Introduction to German Research for North Americans
"I might need to check this course out.  Sounds like a lot of information I could use researching my German family members.  Thanks for the synopsis.  Ann"
Nov 1
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Continuing My Journey Through German Records

I chose Locating Places in Germany  as my second German course from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies  and I am happy I did. This course is packed with information to help you track down where in Germany your ancestor came from and how to locate the records for that location.Thumb Tack On Map - Berlin by Mister GC/ Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.netModule 1 explains some of…See More
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Finishing Up: The US Census Course

What a wonderful course!  Really, once again I am surprised by exactly how much I didn’t know about a simple, basic topic. The U.S. Federal Census is a staple for researchers in the states, but it is also complicated and at times detailed. Unless the family history researcher takes the time to dig deeper it will never give up all of its secrets to them. I would almost say it could be a…See More
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Women's Clothing 1900's

Women’s Clothing in Photographs: The 1900s What were women wearing in the decades of the 1900s? That answer is important as we look at family photographs. Here’s a few trends seen in the 20th century.  Photography: Clues Pictures Hold, Editing, Digitizing and Various Projects1900s – The styles of the late 1890s continued into this decade. The skirt developed a train, was full below the knee, and became more ornate with pleats and smocking at the hipline. Evening dresses revealed more body,…See More
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Extractions

In modules 5 and 6 of Skills: Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting we learned about extractions.  It is a similar concept to an abstraction but not exactly the same. Trust me, I am sure you have used them both, but you may not have realized the distinction between the two.…See More
Oct 23
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How Far Back Can I Go?

Everyone's Research is DifferentOne of the most frequently asked genealogy questions is “How far back can I go?” This is a very difficult question to answer. Everyone’s research is different. Accessibility and the availability of documents as well as the possible destruction of records means that the answer to the above question might be different even for the same person tracing two different families on their tree.There are so many factors involved. Some will deal with your own family’s…See More
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Elfrank, Elfrink, Clinton, Bishop, Rhea, Estes, Langston, Rodesky
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Angela Rodesky's Blog

Alternatives to Vital Records

Alright, down to the final modules before I take the exam. The last two modules covered birth records and other documents that a researcher could use in the place of vital records. Which, if you have ancestors particularly in southern states, you need all the alternative ideas on finding records you can find.…

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Posted on November 11, 2019 at 8:00am

A Vital Record is a Vital Record

We are off with a bang in the US: Vital Records, Understanding and Using The Records course! Module 1 jumps right into what is a vital record and how to find them. Contrary to what I thought from reading the introduction to the course, it appears that there are a whole slew of vital records, and not just birth and death. Good to know!…

Continue

Posted on November 9, 2019 at 9:30am

The Bowman Files

What are the Bowman Files?

Carrying Mayflower genealogies well into the seventh generation and beyond, are the transcriptions of the research of George Ernest Bowman, known as the Bowman Files, in the form of three volumes of multi-family works by Susan E. Roser, Mayflower Marriages and Mayflower Births & Deaths (2 vols.). Since these books contain many lines of all Mayflower passengers who left known descendants (with the exception…

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Posted on November 8, 2019 at 9:00am

Finishing Up English Occupations

Well, I just finished English: Occupations-Professions and Trades and took the final. Wow, that was all around awesome, but definitely not for the faint of heart. I think I need a couple days to recover so it is a good thing that I have a few days before the next one starts!

Anvil by Jeff Ratcliff.…

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Posted on November 7, 2019 at 8:00am

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