Craig R. Scott is doing some fantastic short subject videos that are sure to get you into the hunt. His YouTube channel is located here https://youtu.be/-1ZMuN9JOHo #genealogy
Learning script has fallen to the wayside, sadly abandoned from elementary school curriculum in favor of learning to type on a computer. This means my grandchildren couldn’t begin to decipher the old handwritten documents that I’ve gathered in our family history research.
Maybe your ancestor proved up a HOMESTEAD claim? Received a BOUNTY LAND script for military service? Purchased land from the US government for CASH? Your big clue — discovering your ancestor is paying local taxes on property, but there is no corresponding entry for the purchase in county grantee/grantor records. Why? Because the sales transaction…
My grandson just returned from a 2-year church mission to the tiny country of Cape Verde located about 400 miles off the west coast of Africa. The folks at FamilySearch have a Wiki page chock full of advice for genealogists that can be translated into a veritable plethora of languages. (It defaults to English since…
Official military files reduced to ashes following 1973 fire at the Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
. Checking in as a researcher requires going through metal detection screening and presenting one’s NARA Researcher card at the sign-in desk. My camera was inspected, and a new Equipment Receipt was issued to permit my carrying it further into the facility. These expire every 90 days, and it was time for this one to be renewed.