Genealogy Friday: Keeping the Memory Alive

Daddy died before my niece and nephews were born.  But, we try to take the time to tell the children about him. I was pleasantly surprised recently when one of my nephews referred to him and even recognized his picture, … Continued

Genealogy Friday: How Do I Find My Revolutionary Ancestors?

Our revolutionary ancestors are those that served in the American Revolution.  But, where can I find their records?   Fold 3—has the Revolutionary War Rolls {but many are missing} Ancestry.com—also has the Revolutionary War Rolls {1775-1783} DAR–The Daughters of the … Continued

Genealogy Friday: When I discover wrong information

When researching family history, there are times when we find information that is wrong or misconstrued. Trying to prove the facts is not easy and often not popular among ancestors, but is necessary. Some of the information could be something … Continued

Special Census Records

Did you know there were other special census records other than the mortality schedules? During the 1850-1880 census, there were also industrial and agriculture census records. So, what does this include? Agriculture—as a genealogist these give you a glimpse into … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Other Ideas for Searching the 1950 Census

Several months ago, I published an article on when the 1950 census would be available and what we could expect.  Joel Weintraub from California reached out to me and with his permission, I am publishing his email. From his email, … Continued

Mortality Schedules

Did you know there was a mortality schedule? They were only used for a short time, from 1850-1880, but they can provide invaluable information. Sadly, they were only taken when the census records were taken and not during the non-census … Continued