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Proving Relationships: One Strategy

Proving Relationships: One Strategy

Part of the joy of researching my family has always been the challenge of proving relationships once the “easy” records that state relationships don’t exist anymore. (In genealogical parlance this means once we don’t have direct evidence.) When we don’t have birth and death certificates that name parents, marriage records that provide maiden names, or […]

New Work on Free African Americans

New Work on Free African Americans

  Paul Heinegg has done it again. He’d already spent decades of his life compiling information about free African Americans during the colonial era in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. He mined some of the most challenging record sets in genealogy—scant and hard-to-read court records, tax records, fragments of colonial census records, […]

Why You Must Use JSTOR In Your Genealogy

Why You Must Use JSTOR In Your Genealogy

If you aren’t using JSTOR already for your genealogical research, you will be once you finish reading this post. I absolutely love this resource. JSTOR is a database of academic journals, books, and primary sources. As such, it contains thousands of articles on subjects directly relevant to genealogical research. Articles might be 4 pages or […]

Finding Living Descendants

Finding Living Descendants

Happy New Year everybody! I haven’t posted in a long while because I’ve been busy giving genealogy webinars, managing a child in remote learning, and going back to work myself. The silver lining during the past year has been the webinars I’ve launched. I’ve seen an amazing response and more are to come. I plan […]

 
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