naturalization records

Naturalization and Denization records in genealogy research

As a body of records, naturalization and denization records are of considerable value, but, until recently, were very difficult to access. Comparable in many ways to census records, naturalization records are a mine of priceless information…
Lincoln Family Cemetery

Locating and Visiting Cemeteries

Editor’s note: The following post is by William Dollarhide, who has not only provided excellent tips of both the serious and witty variety, but is an accomplished Genealogical Publishing Company author. As Mr. Dollarhide excels not only an…
Census Example

Canadian Census Tips from Denise Larson

The following post is from author, Denise Larson, who has offered her expertise on other topics such as Maine Genealogy in two parts, as well as the recently posted piece about Canada’s upcoming anniversaries (from 2016). 2016 marked…
Land Records

Look to the Land: Understanding Land Records

By Carolyn L. Barkley When I first began to attend genealogical conferences, I heard a speaker from the North Carolina State Archives say, “When I hear someone ask for marriage records or wills, I know that the individual is a genealogist;…
Genealogy Collection

You Have To Get Out of the Genealogy Collection!

By Carolyn L. Barkley I first heard these attention-getting words from frequent national genealogical conference speaker, Paul Milner. As both a librarian and a researcher, I could not agree more. Many customers come into a…
Genealogy Death Records Check list

Death Records: A Checklist of Ten Documents Every Genealogist Should Own

This blog is an adaptation of an article by William Dollarhide that appeared in a Genealogical Pointers in December 2006.  William Dollarhide 1. DEATH CERTIFICATES. Always start with a death certificate as the names, dates, and places…