29 May 2008
Do you have offsite storage of digital copies of your records and materials? What would happen if your home were destroyed?
Something to think about.
20 May 2008
We will post additional information when available.
To bring Michael to your meeting or workshop, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be presenting:
- Using Ancestry.com
- Problem-Solving Applied to Genealogy
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- Seeing Patterns: Organizing Your Information
- Brick Walls from A to Z
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11 May 2008
- Soundex searches
- have the option to filter out "just one state"
- allow us to track what results we have already seen
- the ability to view more than five results at a time
Don't get me wrong, I've made some really neat discoveries on Genealogy Bank some of which I have already blogged about. Items have been located that I would never have found any other way, several of which suggest additional records. Consider trying Genealogy Bank for a month and see what you think. One month costs certainly costs less than a tank of gas!
I'll be giving the following lectures:
- Unnatural Process--Naturalization Records
- Researching Your European Origins Online
- Seeing the Patterns: Organizing Your Information
- An Introduction to Reading Non-English Handwriting
The seminar will be held at the Butte War Bonnet Hotel in Butte. There is more information on the Society's website.
This reference was found on Genealogy Bank. I've found several other references to Philip Troutfetter there, but this one was a new one for me. Goes to show you that even the classified ads in a newspaper may yield clues. And it goes to show that OCR searches (such as the ones are at Genealogy Bank) can help a genealogist find things they never thought they would. Now I even have an address for him in 1897.
Date: 1897-05-23; Paper: The Colorado Springs Gazette
06 May 2008
Henry is a brother to George Adolph Trautvetter (1869-1934), my great-grandfather.
01 May 2008
Ancestry.com released some IRS records recently, generally from the Civil War era. Unless great-great-great-grandpa is still alive, he's not getting a stimulus payment---it would have to be one heck of a stimulus!