Monthly Archives: July 2018

Casefile Clues Offer-followup

If you subscribed to Casefile Clues after our recent offer, you should have received your back issues and a confirmation email. If you did not, please email me at the email address in your receipt (mjnrootdig@gmail.com).

The offer is still good today for those who might have missed it (12 free issues).

Casefile Clues strives to be readable, clearly written, practical, and down-to-earth. Find out more on our website.

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* and ? at FamilySearch

If you need to restrict searches for names at FamilySearch, consider using the wildcards * and ?.

Make certain you have the exact box checked as shown in the illustrations.

The * will be replaced with any number of characters–there were 2116 results for k*le in the Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974.

The ? will be replaced with just one character–k?le resulted in 871 matches in the same database.

Including ending letters can make your search more effective. Think about the main variants for your names. Depending upon your name’s variants, this may be the best search strategy to use.

 

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The South Carolina Department of Archives and History Databases

 

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has several online image databases on their site, including:

Records of Confederate Veterans 1909 – 1973 10,756 items
 Criminal Court Records  4,144 items
 Index to Multiple Record Series ca. 1675 -1929  173,216 items
 Legislative Papers 1782 – 1866 53,489 items
 National Register of Historic Places 1,415 items
 Plats for State Land Grants 1784 – 1868 51,809 items
 School Insurance Photographs 1935 – 1952  2,662 items
 Will Transcripts 1782 – 1855 11,059 ite

Their database search page will allow you to search.

 

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Ends 30 July-12 Free Issues of Casefile Clues

We’re excited that Casefile Clues is back up and running. Writing is a great way to improve your research (speaking just for me) and reading about records, analysis, interpretation, and methodology is great for readers.

Subscribe by 30 July and we’ll send free 11 issues.

Subscriptions normally start with the next issue, but we’ll send the first 12 issues of volume 4 with our compliments for subscriptions that are ordered by 30 July.

Casefile Clues strives to be readable, clearly written, practical, and down-to-earth. Find out more on our website.

 

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