Archive for December, 2015

January 2016 Classes-Probate and Land

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

We are excited about our two new class offerings starting in January of 2016:

Please visit our page for more information and consider joining us.


Citizenship of the United States-from 1904

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

GoogleBooks has a digital copy of the 1904 Citizenship of the United States by Frederick Van Dyne. Might make for some interesting reading for those whose ancestors were immigrants to the United States before 1904. 1904-ctizenship

FamilySearch Update: New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947

Monday, December 21st, 2015

The following database is showing as updated at FamilySearch since our last posting:

New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947newhampshire Searches Not Full Text

Monday, December 21st, 2015 is a great site that provides access to millions of books. Remember that when searching their site you are searching the titles, authors, and descriptions of the books. You are not performing a full-text search of each book simultaneously. You can search texts of digitized materials, but that is done on a book by book basis.

National Archives Military Personnel Databases

Monday, December 21st, 2015

The US National Archives maintains several online databases of military personnel. These are generally 20th century records.

Webinars:, Preserving, Females, Trips, and Charts

Monday, December 21st, 2015

We’ve released new or updated webinars on the following topics:

  • Preserving Past You
  • Females
  • Trip Planning
  • Charts, Charts, and More Charts

More details can be found here.

Happy Holidays from Genealogy Search Tip

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Connie (Ufkes) Neill (1942-2015) and Michael John Neill, December probably of 1970, taken at home of Ralph Neill, near Macomb, Illinois.

Happy Holidays from the staff of 1 here at Genealogy Search Tip of the Day. Yours truly is holding a stuffed animal and sitting on his mother’s lap in this picture from 1970.

Don’t forget to take at least one picture of yourself this holiday season and make certain to preserve it.

Future generations will be glad you did.

Geography Lessons in’s Yearbook Collection

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Just a few little idiosyncrasies in the of yearbook collection at It always pays to browse the data before searching. There’s an extra state of “Conneticut.”connecticut



It can’t be decided if the name here is Culver-Stockton, Culver Stockton, or Stockton.


Some variations on school names are not necessarily’s fault. The college now known as Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, has gone by several names during its history. 


Bowen High School according to the drop-down menu is in Bowen, Illinois.


The problem is that the “Bowen High School” for whom has yearbooks is in Chicago and a different “Bowen High School” from the “Bowen High School” that was in Bowen, Ilinois.

FamilySearch-Cole County, MO Court Files

Friday, December 18th, 2015

FamilySearch is indicating the following database has been updated since our last posting:

Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1927

FamilySearch Updates

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

The following databases are showing as updated on FamilySearch since our last posting:

Missouri, Pre-WWII Adjutant General Enlistment Contracts, 1900-1941

Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950

United States Census, 1920

The Tennessee County Marriages were recently updated–I’m not certain what this new update is. And…..what’s the difference in the 1920 census is anyone’s guess.