Category Archives: Vital Records

You may not be searching all the records at FamilySearch

How do you use FamilySearch for family history research? Do you search from the home screen? Do you use the newer filtering search they’ve implemented? Have you ever browsed through or search their list of collections? FamilySearch has over 2 billion … Continue reading

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Cemetery “Data Mining”

Call it a method. Call it a resource. Whatever you call it, I’ve stumbled into something that is providing a wealth of information about non-direct line ancestors. Depending on the amount of information one has in their personal genealogy, I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Obituary

This is the obituary of my 2nd great grandmother.  When times get hard, I remember this statement from the end of the obit. Her’s was a long and painful life and when the time came for her to say goodbye … Continue reading

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Iowa Graves Registration

  I have quite a number of ancestors that lived in the Davenport area along the Mississippi River through the late 1800’s.  About half of them have been really easy to find. The other half… A very useful resource for … Continue reading

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Free Genealogy/Dedicated Volunteers

The USGenWeb project is one of my favorite free resources to use online.  From the main page you can jump to one of the 50 state pages. From there you can select one of the many county pages for your … Continue reading

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