My favorite and most used US genealogy research links.

American Flag Commemorating WWII

  The following is my extensive list of my favorite and most used US genealogy research links. Although the vast majority of these are free, there are a few paid sites included that I do subscribe to – simply because I find them invaluable.   Acadian Marriages to Amerindians Access Genealogy American Antiquarian Society American …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.

Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   featured image: Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Denmark Denmark, Probate …

Permanently label media and files with identifying information.

Permanently label media and files with identifying information.

  A very large part of my genealogical research over the past twenty years has produced thousands of photographs and other images and naming and cataloging these files required me to permanently label media and files with identifying information.   I have developed a system over the past few years that has been invaluable to …

Transcription: Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams.

Alanson and Mitty Adams.

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

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 May 2016.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Argentina Argentina, Tucumán, Catholic Church Records, 1727-1955 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 …

Robinson Coke Jones: Breaking through a brick wall from the other side.

Robinson Coke Jones: Breaking through a brick wall from the other side.

Today, I finally broke through a long standing brick wall that seemed unbreakable. Out of all my discoveries in our family’s genealogy, this is the one that proves that perseverance and analytical thinking in the face of questions and confusion do pay off – to a point. For several years, all I knew was that I …

New Jersey Abstracts of Wills, 1670-1817, page 37 – Joseph Bird Sr. and Jr.

Will abstracts of Joseph Bird Sr. and Joseph Bird Jr.

The following is my transcription of New Jersey Abstracts of Wills, 1670-1817, page 37, including the will abstracts of Joseph Bird Sr. and Joseph Bird Jr. Featured image of Boxwood Hall (built c. 1750), Elizabeth, New Jersey CALENDAR OF WILLS—-1791-1795 37 between them; children of son Peter the remaining f/r, to be equally divided between them. Executors …

5 ways to find out more about your ancestors.

find out more about your ancestors

  You would think, since we live in a digital age, we would be more in touch with exactly who we are and where our families came from. There was a time when most UK and western families were comprised of Britons who could trace their lineage back countless generations. Such is the case with our family. …