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

Fashion in 1924

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            In the 1920s, dress hemlines rose and waist lines lowered to the hip.  Jumper blouse introduced and became very popular.  The blouse was usually paired with a shirt and accented with a belt or … Continued

Why Aren’t My Relatives in the Census?

      Help! I can’t find my ancestors anywhere in the census.  Where are they? This is so frustrating.  So why can’t you find them? There are several reasons: That locale was overlooked by the census taker  {I had … Continued

Modern Conveniences in 1924

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Radios changed the entire country during the 1920s.  At the beginning of the 1920s few homes had a radio, but before the end of the decade every home had a radio.  President Calvin Coolidge was the first President of the … Continued

Genealogy Friday: The Missing 1890 Census Records

What happened to the 1890 census? For most states there is no 1890 census.   This makes it very difficult for genealogists in piecing together answers, because there is a 20 year gap. Was the census taken in 1890?  Yes, it … Continued

Genealogy Friday: Tips for Researching Census Records

Searching census records can be confusing, especially when your ancestor does not appear in a search.  These are some tips I hope helps: o   Search using various spellings of the surname o   Search using children or spouse o   Refine search … Continued

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