Archive for January, 2016

Searching’s “U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930 – 2015”

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

When searching the “U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930 – 2015” at, 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


FamilySearch Update: Ontario, Canada Births

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

FamilySearch is indicating the following database as being updated since our last posting:

Ontario Births, 1869-1911

My How-To Newsletter: Casefile Clues

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

After something of a hiatus, my how-to newsletter, Casefile Clcasefilesclues_logoues, 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.

FamilySearch: FL and SC Airplane Arrivals 1944-1945

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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

Florida and South Carolina, Airplane Arrival Manifests, 1944-1945

Last Day of Low Webinar Prices

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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!

Missouri’s Judicial Records

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

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.

San Francisco Databases–Mostly Free

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

This page on San Francisco Genealogy has links to a variety of databases from the San Francisco area. Most of them are free.

Sites that Do Not Soundex or Wildcard

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

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. wrongallthetime


Don’t forget our webinar prices will go up on 20 January. Details on our page.

Webinar Price Increase On 20 January

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

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 Updates Kansas County Marriages

Friday, January 15th, 2016

FamilySearch has updated the following database since our last posting:

Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911