understanding soundex code genealogy

Using Soundex, by Emily Croom

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(The following article has been excerpted from Emily Anne Croom’s classic how-to book, Unpuzzling Your Past. 4th Edition) The 1880, 1900, and 1920 federal censuses and parts of the 1910 and 1930 censuses are indexed by state using a…
Calendar of State Papers Ireland

The Calendar of State Papers Relating to Ireland, by David Dobson

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Since the medieval period many of the records of the English government have been analyzed and inventoried in collections known as "Calendars." The documents have been transcribed, abstracted, and listed in chronological order in a series of…
PLANNING YOUR SUCCESSFUL GENEALOGY RESEARCH TRIP

Planning Your Successful Research Trip

by Carolyn L. Barkley Summer is the time that genealogists take to the road in search of new sources for their family trees. Many will travel to Salt Lake City to visit the unparalleled Family History Library. Others will combine research…
A NEWSPAPER NOTICE OF A CHANCERY CASE HELPS RECONSTRUCT A FAMILY

A Newspaper Notice of a Chancery Case Helps Reconstruct a Family

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By Robert W. Barnes, F. M.G. S. One of the great things about the newspaper subscription site www.genealogybank.com is that it contains clues to your ancestors that might never occur to you. While you would expect or at least hope to find…
Guidelines for Achieving Lineage / Hereditary Society Membership

Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice, and Standards Offers Guidelines for Achieving Lineage/Hereditary Society Membership

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Many genealogists hope one day to gain membership in a hereditary or lineage society, such as the Sons of the American Revolution, or the 17th Century Colonial Dames of America. For these individuals, one of the many virtues of the new book,…
How to use Court Records Genealogy

RESEARCH TIPS FOR USING COURT RECORDS

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Research Tips for Using Court Records -- From 4th Edition of: The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy For this issue of “Genealogy Pointers” we are highlighting some good advice on how to utilize court records,  from Val Greenwood.…
Royal Decedents

New Royal Lines (including Meghan Markle’s) in Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants

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The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States (RD 900), the long-awaited opus by Gary Boyd Roberts of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, covers literally hundreds of genealogical…
FORENSIC GENEALOGY EXPLAINED

Forensic Genealogy Explained in PROGEN PPS

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“A forensic genealogist,” according to Michael S. Ramage,  J.D., CG, “is one who applies genealogical knowledge, methods, and standards to legal problems and proceedings.” Mr. Ramage, who is himself a forensic  genealogist and…
Family Arrives at Ellis Island American Genealogy

Still More Valuable Genealogy Tips from The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 4th Edn.

We are continuing to share some of Val  Greenwood’s time-tested advice from the new 4th edition of his Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. Following are Mr. Greenwood’s suggestions concerning the  uses and importance of land…
Genealogy Timeline

History for Genealogists—More than Timelines

As the subtitle--Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors-- to the 2016 expanded and revised edition of Judy Jacobson’s best-selling book, History for Genealogists indicates, this sought after book contains scores…