Genealogy Friday—Vital Records: Birth Certificates

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Last week, we discussed vital records and their importance.  Now let’s dig a little deeper. When a person is born a birth certificate is filled out and filed with the state. The birth certificate list the date of birth and … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Vital Records

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When researching genealogy, one of the best places to start with vital records. So what are vital records? According the Wikipedia,  “Vital records are records of life events kept under governmental authority, including birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates.” Why are vital records … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 9 Gems that Can be Found in Land Records

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      Along with probate records,  have also used land records to track my ancestors.  At times I have been frustrated by the lack of a will or probate record on my ancestor, but can find a land record … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 7 Items of Interest in Probate Records

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I just spent half a day combing through probate records in a neighboring town. Probate records can be a great resource for information on your ancestor and his/her life. So what can you find in probate records? Marriage Records—marriage records … Continued

City Life in 1924

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City life was considerably different than farm and country life in the 1920s. New appliances were making life much simpler for those whom lived in the city. Cities had electricity and communication was much simpler due to the telephone. Homes now … Continued

Genealogy Friday: 7 Ways to Discover Where Your Ancestor Is Buried

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    Where oh where is my ancestor buried? Where or where could s/he be? That is often the big question!   There are several ways to discover where your ancestor may or may not be buried. You could begin … Continued