Archive for April, 2017

Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

FamilySearch is indicating the following database has been update:

Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939

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Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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

Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953

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Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

FamilySearch is indicating that the following database is new or has been updated;

Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921

From the description:

Name index and images of birth, marriage, and death returns acquired from the State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics and the state archives. Records are organized by surname and date. The collection is divided into three parts: Vital Records Prior to 1892, 80 towns; Vital Records, 1892-1921; and Delayed returns for births, deaths, and marriages, 1670-1891.

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California, San Mateo County Records, 1851-1991

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

FamilySearch is announcing that the following database is new or updated since our last posting:

California, San Mateo County Records, 1851-1991

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Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (US) Back in Operation

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

A part of the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries has re-activated their interactive maps of county boundary changes.

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United States Enumeration District Maps for the 1900-1940 US Censuses

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

As a reminder, FamilySearch has enumeration district maps online for the early 20th century. This can be an excellent way to access old city street maps.

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Avoiding Fake Ancestors Webinar 16 April 2017

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

There is no way to be entirely certain a tree is one hundred percent correct. Ever. Humans will make errors. However there are some ways to reduce the number of errors in your tree, creating a more accurate tree for future generations and reducing the chance you create more brick walls for yourself in the process. This presentation is aimed at those who have been researching their genealogy for a while and would not consider themselves experts but are no longer real beginners either.

Moon People–probably not your ancestors!

This discussion will concentrate on:

  • determining when to enter information into a database and when not to
  • the elements of proof and evidence–with suggested ways to learn more
  • responsible use of online trees for clues
  • avoiding common and not-so-common errors
  • why it is not the number of sources that matter
  • finding it on 1,000 trees does not make it true
  • additional ways to improve your research skills

This hour-long session will be held on 16 April 2017 at 8 pm central daylight time. Registration includes PDF handout and ability to download lecture after the recording has been processed. Registrants who cannot attend will receive PDF and media file after recording has been processed.

Register to reserve your spot. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee your spot. Paypal account not necessary–simply hit “checkout–Pay without a PayPal account.”

Attendance is online via GotoWebinar.

Thanks…hope to virtually see you there!

Museum Of Obsolete Media

Friday, April 7th, 2017

This website has information on a variety of media formats that have fallen from use or become obsolete. While not comprehensive, you may find something about a media format you’ve encountered in someone’s collection of old materials.

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Searching by Phone Number in US Phone and Address Directories at Ancestry.com

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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Search Ancestry.com’s 1993-2002 database by phone number

The database, “U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002,” was recently updated or released on Ancestry.com. 

The database can be searched by phone number by entering in the number (without any dashes as three separate numbers) in the keyword box:

217 555 2132

It will pull up 9-digit zip codes that have the last four digits of the phone number. So this search could pull up results with the phone number:

  • 217-555-2132 and any zip code, or
  • 217-555-xxxx and a zip code of aaaaa-2132.

 

 

My Blogs

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

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Each is slightly different and there are subscription links on each page. We do not use “popups” to get people to subscribe.

Thanks—and feel free to share information on our blogs with others who may be interested.