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  • Mt. Greenwood Cemetery
    Where a Marriage Record Can Lead
    As a good researcher, you will want to document various events in your ancestor’s life like birth, marriage and death. At first, you may not realize the importance of looking for historical records to prove the dates and places for events....
  • Fleshing Out the Family Using a Will
    Fleshing Out the Family Using a Will
    Wills are one type of probate record that can help you learn more about the family group. Many wills are not online but are accessible through the county or parish courthouse. Using the will of George Aughinbaugh of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, follow...
  • Where an Obituary Can Lead
    Where an Obituary Can Lead
    If you have not taken advantage of the resources that lead you to obituaries, perhaps this article will help move you in that direction. Observe how the details from the obituary of Mrs. George H. Edwards (d. June 13, 1915) lead to a variety of...
  • Mother's Maiden Name Was Not on the Death Certificate
    Mother’s Maiden Name Was Not on the Death Certificate
    How many times have you come across a death certificate that did not list the mother’s maiden name? Without the maiden name, it is difficult to find the parents of your female ancestor. Hopefully, you will find clues to help you by following...
  • What is Mary's Maiden Name?
    What is Mary's Maiden Name?
    It is not easy to research female ancestors unless you have a maiden name. Without the maiden name, confirming the parents is just about impossible. Hugh Baxter’s wife’s name is Mary. On the 1870 Census, Hugh, 46, and Mary, 42, are...
  • Eston Parker of Alamance County, North Carolina in 1930
    A Significant Record Documents Four Generations
    In Researching Eston Parker of Alamance County, North Carolina, the search began with the discovery of Eston Parker on the 1940 Census along with his wife, Ivey, and children. The death certificate for Eston gave the names of his parents and his...
  • Eston Parker
    Researching Eston Parker in Alamance County, North Carolina
    One of the best ways to learn about resources in an area is to follow case studies. In researching Eston Parker, you will learn about resources that exist for Alamance County, North Carolina. Eston first appears at 57 years of age on the 1940...
  • View of 1860 census
    Using the census in genealogy
    A census is defined as “an official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals.” There are many different census’ available to genealogists. The amount of detail included on these censuses...
  • White House pressuring the Census Bureau into tampered numbers for Obamacare
    White House pressuring the Census Bureau into tampered numbers for Obamacare
    It appears that the Obama administration has been playing ‘smoke and mirrors’ with the census. It’s either incompetence at all levels of this White House or something far worse. Texas Republican Blake Farenthold, chairman of the...
  • Genealogy: all records lead to your family history
    Genealogy: census, online, library, society or archives, people working together
    Genealogy research includes census, online, library, society, archives, and people all working together. The family historian will use all of the above. The following example will demonstrate how to research from the known to the unknown.Census...
  • Wedding
    Americans are waiting longer to get married, if they decide to wed at all
    Americans are waiting longer to get married than they did in the Baby Boomer era.According to a Pew Research examination of the latest Census Bureau data, the median age for a first marriage across the country was 29 for men and 26.6 years for...
  • Nathaniel Macon
    The 1802 midterms: Federalist disaster
    The Democratic-Republicans won a sweeping victory over the Federalists in the 1800 elections. Thomas Jefferson assumed the presidency and his party grabbed power in both houses of congress. Little did anyone realize, but the Federalist Party was...
  • 1869 State Census, South Carolina
    State censuses bridge the genealogy gap between federal censuses
    Do you have a few genealogy gaps to fill? State or territorial censuses can be used to learn more about an ancestor in conjunction with the federal census. This article will help you determine:If a state or territorial census existHow to gain...
  • Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch
    Is Jack Welsh owed an apology?
    An explosive article from the New York Post yesterday byJohn Crudele potentially confirms what many suspected during last year's presidential election: Department of Labor statistics showing a sharp decline in America's unemployment rate...
  • Poverty rising in Ohio
    Census poverty report, falling incomes upend Kasich claims Ohioans better off
    After three years of programs and policies designed by Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich and approved by a friendly Republican legislature to turn around Ohio from the economic ravages inflicted by the Great Recession, claims by the executive branch that...