Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy Holidays from Genealogy Search Tip


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

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 Updates

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.