Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Importance of Using Tools

I know I’m fortunate in that I have access to lots of databases through subscriptions, databases that I’ve purchased or for which I’ve made contributions to obtain,  and also because of a lot of volunteer work which I do.  I … Continue reading

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The last place…

It’s true that not only is the last place you look the place that will uncover the lost item or reveal the information, but it’s often really the last possible place to look.  It’s also a truism that the shoemaker’s … Continue reading

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Hurray! Ellis Island resources are accessible on site!

Many, many thanks to Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee, for so articulately summarizing what is happening at Ellis Island.  She wrote: “…the new Ellis Island National Immigration Museum story goes to the present day whereas the … Continue reading

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But it Sounds Like…

As a genealogist I often work with transcriptions of documents not originally written in English.  Of course I also work with documents written in English.  A lot of the time, even if the document is one which a person filled … Continue reading

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Two Marriage Records – Same Bride, Same Groom?

Okay, what gives with this?  Why would there be duplicate marriage records a few days, weeks or months apart for the same bride and groom?  Really, they are the same couple – no mistaking this – their parents’ names are … Continue reading

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