Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless. All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do contribute to the cumulative effort of us all to save and expand our genealogical resources. At one …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 14 Oct 2014

Sorry for the large gap. I’m in the process of doing some experimental performance of this site which has demanded much of my attention in the past couple of weeks. Finally, though, here are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to October 14, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Australia Australia, New South Wales, …

Are free genealogy databases a thing of the past?

In almost twenty years of genealogy research, I have found a considerable amount of the sources, data and images on free genealogy databases online. They still exist in large numbers and can be very valuable. The tough part in some cases is finding them, as most sites created by amateur genealogists and website owners are …

Transcription: Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams

Below is my transcription of the affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams regarding the War of 1812 service of William B. Coon and David Coon. Written in left margin of document: Sworn to and subscribed before me and [verify] that I know affidavits to be credible to [??] and that I am disinterested and [??] …

Alanson and Gardner Adams, Brothers in Arms in the War of 1812

I mentioned in a previous post about William B. Coon, who served as a soldier for the United States in the War of 1812 and was the father of Civil War casualty David Coon, that I would be writing about Alanson Adams (fifth great grandfather to my kids) who was father to David Coon’s first …

Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

If you’ve ever considered a subscription at Ancestry.com, now’s your chance to buy the 6 month subscription, and you’ll get a bonus of a free DNA kit valued at $99. That’s the same value as the Ancestry.com subscription, so you’re essentially getting everything at half price. My tough luck is that I’m already subscribed so …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 5, 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions as of June 5, 2014. FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012 Korea Korea, Civil Service Examinations and Records of Officials and Employees, 1392-1910 Mexico Mexico, Jalisco, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1979 Netherlands Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1800-1952 Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 26, 2014

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions. The list is extensive and will break into multiple pages as June 18th seems to have been a very busy, productive day at FamilySearch.org. The countries with the most additions are Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, United States and Poland.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, …