Monthly Archives: September 2016

Still Time to Get Casefile Clues at Old Rate–and the Weekly Update

There is still time to get Casefile Clues at our old rate of $20 for 52 issues–that’s over 200 pages of genealogy how-to and instructional material written in a way that’s easy to follow and understand.

We’ll also throw in a free subscription to my weekly blog update which summarizes postings from my four blogs along with a few extra features only found in the weekly update. Join us and discover more of your ancestors. casefileclues-promo

Save on Casefile Clues Genealogy How-Tos and Get the Blog Update Free

To celebrate the start of our 4th volume of Casefile Clues, we’re offering new subscribers a chance to receive a full volume of issues and receive my weekly blog update for free. The blog update is normally $5 a year but is free if you subscribe to Casefile Clues by 5:30 pm on 23 September.
The blog update is weekly and summarizes postings to my four blogs along with premium content:
  • tombstone of the week
  • citation the week
  • photograph of the week
  • term of the week
The blog update is short and to-the-point. A sample is posted online.
Casefile Clues is more in-depth and focuses on a specific document, brick wall, or research concern in every issue. It is easy-to-read, practical, and based on actual research situations and always summarizes the record being discussed, the pitfalls of that document, and where to go next. Our goal is to get you thinking more about each record you find. Samples can be downloaded here. We cover records from a variety of time periods across the United States.
Thanks!

Do You Know How That Site’s Wildcards Work?

Most websites implement wildcard searches in the same fashion, but there can always be variations. Practice using the wildcard searches for entries that you have already located in the database. That’s the best way to know if the wildcard operators are working in the way you think.

If an English language database has no entries with a last name of Smi*, then “*” might not work the way you think it does (or the site may be having issues). A soundex-based search for Jenssen should turn up Johnson as well.