vital records

  • Database Resources for a Few Canadian Relatives

    Aug 8

    With the United States bordering Canada it is only natural that many U. S. ancestors may have lived in provinces of Canada over the centuries. Many ancestors also first came to North America from Europe or Asia to settle in Canada. So it is worth reviewing any databases with Canadian information. In the web site That’s My Family there are a ...


  • Online Michigan Death Records 1897 – 1920

    Aug 2

    The state of Michigan has made available online actual images of Michigan death certificates for the family history researcher. The site known as Seeking Michigan which is a take-off the state motto; “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” SPECIAL NOTE: That site as of July 2012 appears not to be functioning. There remains the Mi...


  • The Northern Irish Ancestor

    Jul 31

    There are two Irish regions, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland which is part of the  United Kingdom. Over the decades many Irish families, especially those from the northern region of the emerald isle, have resettled in England, Scotland or Wales.  So to help locate some additional vital records on any ancestors from the Northern Irela...


  • An Online Backup Program – Save Your Research

    Jul 21

    Using software programs on a computer such as Family Tree Maker, Legacy or  RootsMagic are great methods to organize the collection of ancestral names, dates, location and detailed information.  You put a good deal of time into researching and organizing the data on the software programs, you certainly do not want anything to happen to that hard ...


  • Finding Birth-Marriage-Death Records in Cook Co., Illinois

    Jun 27

    Locating vital records (birth, marriage and death) are essential for all family researchers.  These are the primary sources to determine who, what and where an ancestor’s life existed. With more local and state governmental agencies realizing the importance of making these records available on the Internet, the Cook County Clerk’s Bureau of Vi...


  • Viewing Birth and Death Certificates from Arizona

    Jun 17

    More states in the United States are adding digital copies of actual state vital records online. Since all states keep their own birth-marriage and death certificates, it is necessary to know where an ancestor was born.  If uncertain, the researcher might have to check several states to find the correct relative. For the state of Arizona they h...


  • Vital Records of Shelby, Tennessee

    Apr 24

    In Shelby County, Tennessee there are cities of Memphis, Germantown, Collerville, Lakeland, Arlington, Bartlett and Millington and many others in-between. All the locations have had families reside within the county for decades. The county has placed online many of its vital records. They include birth records 1874 to 1906, marriage records (inc...


  • Scrapbooking Without Photos

    Apr 13

    One of the first words that may come to mind when you think of the word scrapbooking is probably: photos. However, do you have to have old family photos to create heritage scrapbooks? No. There are lots of ways to create a heritage family album with little or no photos at all. There are several things you may have, or can easily obtain to put to...


  • Naturalization – Before or After 1906

    Dec 22

    You know a branch of your ancestors arrived in America about 1887. To learn if they ever became naturalized American citizens you would want to look for a petition to become a citizen and the completed naturalization papers. Count yourself lucky if that ancestor did not apply for citizenship until after 1906. Your ancestor was not required to be...