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New e-Book Announcement: * Online State Resources for Genealogy *

New e-Book Announcement


compiled by Michael Hait

[From the Introduction]

"The emergence of the Internet has led to many online resources for genealogical research. Subscription genealogy websites, such as Ancestry, Footnote, GenealogyBank, and others, have grown to fill the market for record indexes and images online. Free genealogy sites, such as Find-A-Grave and the U. S. GenWeb Project, have employed the work…


Added by Michael Hait on January 29, 2011 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Texas 1867 Voters' Registration Lists now available online

Digital images of the 1867 voters' registration lists have now been published online, available as e-books.

For more information, see

The following counties are… Continue

Added by Michael Hait on December 5, 2009 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Recent articles at the African American Genealogy Examiner

Take a look at some recent articles posted at the African American Genealogy Examiner:

Are census records reliable for genealogy research?…


Added by Michael Hait on December 5, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Looking for subjects for case studies in African-American genealogy research

As many of you know, I write the African-American Genealogy Examiner column at Between how-to articles and news, I am at no loss for subject matter.

However, I would like to begin to periodically present case studies for research, examining the evidence and making suggestions for further research. While I may or may not be able to conduct any research on these cases (depending on the local/online availability of records)… Continue

Added by Michael Hait on August 6, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

New Examiner articles - 1900 census, Burr Oak cemetery, and using

I have posted the following new articles in my column:

Anatomy of the 1900 federal census:

Update: Burr Oak Cemetery (Alsip, Ill.) database online:

Using, Part One: Archival Research Catalog (ARC):

Please let me know… Continue

Added by Michael Hait on August 6, 2009 at 8:42pm — No Comments

New Examiner article on the Genealogical Proof Standard - A "reasonably exhaustive search"

I just posted a new article in my Examiner column on the Genealogical Proof Standard.

A "reasonably exhaustive search"

I welcome any comments or feedback.

Added by Michael Hait on July 21, 2009 at 8:27pm — No Comments

New Examiner post on Genealogy Wise!

I posted a review of GenealogyWise on my Examiner column:

Added by Michael Hait on July 9, 2009 at 6:15pm — 3 Comments

Top Ten Rules of Genealogy

I have been researching my family history for a very long time, both the right way and the wrong way. Genealogy the wrong way is frustrating to both yourself and anyone else who might see your research. These rules will help you to keep on the right track - they follow the philosophy, "Work smart - not hard." Feel free to add more in the comments.

These are in no particular order.

1. The most important rule of genealogy is: DOCUMENT YOUR SOURCES. This cannot be stressed… Continue

Added by Michael Hait on July 8, 2009 at 5:25pm — 7 Comments


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