Casefile Clues

26 December 2010

Casefile Clues Year 2's Issues 1-16

Readers of Rootdig.com know that I write a weekly newsletter, Casefile Clues. Periodically we post information here about Casefile Clues. Topics from the first 16 issues of year 2 are:

  • Volume 2-Number 1--Problem-Solving--a variety of techniques for breaking through those brick walls.

  • Volume 2-Number 2--A 1907 Committal--An insanity record.

  • Volume 2-Number 3--A 1921 Divorce--looking at a 1921 era divorce from Chicago

  • Volume 2-Number 4--Leaving John's Hands: Documenting Post-Death Land Transfers

  • Volume 2-Number 5--The Acquisition of John Michael Trautvetter's 228 Acres

  • Volume 2-Number 6--The Original Versus the Record Copy

  • Volume 2-Number 7--Multiple Marriage Mayhem:
    Starting the Search for Emma (Sargent) Pollard Ross Oades Pollard Snavly Olenbaugh

  • Volume 2-Number 8--A Handful of Problem-Solving Strategies

  • Volume 2-Number 9--Two-Thirds of an Acre from Uncle John: A Partition Suit Proves a Sibling Relationship

  • Volume 2-Number 10--A Minimal Estate Gives Some Direction: The 1886-1888 Probate of Benjamin Butler

  • Volume 2-Number 11--Signing What We Could Not Read--immigrants unable to read English sign a 1870 era document that is incorrect and a lawsuit results.

  • Volume 2-Number 12--Dad Raised my Daughter--A newspaper account of a court case in the 1880s discusses an early 1870 out-of-wedlock birth.

  • Volume 2-Number 13--Using the 1860 Census to Formulate a Passenger List Search Strategy

  • Volume 2-Number 14--Search Strategy for Benjmamin Butler in pre-1870 Census Records--this looks at ways to find the missing 1850 and 1860 census enumerations for man who "appears" in Iowa in 1870.

  • Volume 2-Number 15--Pre-1850 Census--analyzing 1810-1840 census entries for Thomas Chaney in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

  • Volume 2-Number 16--Names in the Probate--analyzing various names in a probate settlement from 1903. Nicknames and diminutives were part of the problem.


Issues 1-16 can be purchased for only $6.
Annual subscriptions are $17.