databases

  • Finding Answers On A Tiny Piece of Paper

    Aug 4

    As you research your family, always check and investigate everything piece of information you come across, for you never know what interesting bit about the family can be discovered.  The following illustrates just such an example that happened in my research. Wedged deep in between the pages of the family Musselman Bible was the tiniest sliver o...

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  • The Soldiers of New Jersey 1861 to 1865

    Jul 29

    Learning of any ancestors who served during the American Civil War is essential. For those researchers with family ties to New Jersey there is an online database which makes the search much easier.  The Records of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861 to 1865 is part of the N. J. State Library Information Center. The digital databa...

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  • Why Bother Finding Your Ancestors?

    Jul 27

    Boy, that question may have been asked of you more than once. You may have even now questioned yourself why you are putting in the time and effort to research about your ancestors. You should re-examine your motives from time to time, especially during those times when you hit nothing but road blocks in your research.  Well, hopefully the foll...

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  • A New Organizational Family Site

    Jul 25

    It is great to discover any new method for organizing one’s family information, images and stories.  One such new software site is titled Tpstry, which allows a family researcher to simply put together online general information about family members, and include stories, images, timelines and events in a family’s history. What is created i...

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  • Searching Atlanta, Georgia Newspapers

    Jul 23

    Everyone might assume the City of Atlanta has been around as long as the United States has existed, but not so. Not until the southern train terminus was established in 1837, did any type of community exist in the area.  It was originally just named ‘Terminus’, then in 1843 renamed Marthasville and by 1845 finally named Atlanta. The first news...

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  • American Battlefields of Our Ancestors

    Jul 17

    With the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, many researchers are learning more about their relatives who served either for the Confederacy or the Union during this war on home territory.  Because the fighting spread from Pennsylvania, to Florida, to Kentucky and out west to Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas; there are numerous locations of small...

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  • Confederate Soldiers – Compiled Service Records and Others

    Jun 5

    The opposing side in the American Civil War, 1861 - 1865, was the Confederate States of America.  If you have determined you had an ancestor who might have joined the Confederate side, you will want to investigate the Compiled Service Records files done in 1903 by the Record and Pension Office of the War Department. The original Confederate Rec...

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  • Free Databases Offered by Ancestry.com & World Archives Project

    Jun 1

    Anything free is good, so it is always worth checking out the newest databases added by the huge collector of databases, Ancestry.com to their web site. The majority of their information is on a subscription-based fee, either at a monthly, quarterly or annual rate. However, Ancestry.com has always made available any public or free sources of gene...

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