"FYI, www.findagrave.com now appears in Family Tree Maker/Ancestry.com as a 'shaking leaf' hint. That said, not all the memorials are fully correct, but then the same applies to many other sources (e.g., census and other docs if…"
"Yes indeed, state archives are getting to be one of the genealogist's best friends, as they put more and more content online. If you haven't seen it already, definitely have a look at the Digital State Archives website."
"Since this has been such a great thread, I thought I'd add another resource, and bump the whole thing back into view.
Anyway, there's a good list of Free Vital Record look-ups, for anyone who's interested.
Thanks for posting your interesting history. I wonder if I could ask you to paste your post into my blog so I have all the FGT Challenge material in one place? If not, no problem, but it would be nice to have it that way.
"OK David, I am new to family history research (18 months) and I have a brick wall.
My GGGrandfather CARL FERDINAND KOPF was born 2 Feb 1827 in Germany. I do not have the town, but it is somewhere near Stuttgardt, in the disctrict of Sulz. I know…"
If you're not familiar with the Free Genealogy Tools blog, it's worth a look (at least, I like to think so...it's my blog!)Anyway, the latest post is the FGT Challenge -- post a tough family history research problem in the FGT Comments section, and I'll be picking one to research in depth, using the tools we highlight at the blog.This is your chance folks! Perhaps with a bit of luck, we can punch through…See More
I'm not understanding why I can search a name in a newspaper and get a lot of results yet when I click on the links to open the pdf. file and hit the FIND feature for the specific surname I get 0 results back?? That is very frustrating!!