When searching the “U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930 – 2015” at Ancestry.com, searching for others who may be listed in the obituary in the keyword box, not in the name box. For other concerns about this database, see my longer post on Rootdig.com.
FamilySearch is indicating the following database as being updated since our last posting:
After something of a hiatus, my how-to newsletter, Casefile Clues, is back. I’ve moved the blog to a new domain (our old site is having server issues). There’s not much there yet, but there are details about the newsletter, how to get free sample issues, a list of past issues, our philosophy and more. Check it out.
The following database is showing as updated at FamilySearch since our last posting:
Today (20 January 2015) is the last day of our old webinar prices. Prices are now hover around $8 a presentation, but will be raised to $20 each after the 20th. Visit our webinar page to order your download or for more information. Downloads don’t expire–there is no expiration. Orders must be placed by the end of 20 January. Thanks!
The Missouri Digital Heritage site on the Missouri Secretary of State webpage allows for the searching of some court records from Missouri. Not all counties are covered, so make certain your county of interest is on the list before performing extensive searches.
This page on San Francisco Genealogy has links to a variety of databases from the San Francisco area. Most of them are free.
Not every digital newspaper website allows for soundex or wildcard searches. Be open to the fact that the name may be spelled the same wrong way throughout an entire newspaper and think of those variants or of other names that might be in the same article or obituary.
Don’t forget our webinar prices will go up on 20 January. Details on our page.
I’ve kept my webinar prices low since their inception several years ago, but various fees associated with hosting and distributing the presentations have forced me to raise the prices.
Effective 20 January 2016, the price of individual webinars will be $20 each at a minimum.
Prices for most presentations now are mostly in the $8 range. Orders are processed immediately–downloads are immediate. Once downloaded, you “have” the presentation to view whenever it is convenient. It’s just the order that has to take place before 8 am. on 20 January 2016.
There are more details on our webinar page.
FamilySearch has updated the following database since our last posting: