Tips and Tricks

The Original Versus The Transcribed Image

Recently I had occasion to perform a lookup from the 1940 U.S. Census within the town of Hopedale, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  I was checking for the possible presence of an Elizabeth Whitney who was 13 years old at that time.  I found the individual who had...

Unbound Exuberance

Unbound Exuberance Have you ever come across an old box of pictures that seemed to have been hidden away in some dark recess of the attic? Or perhaps they were in that old hard to reach box in the cellar. Then again, they may have simply been found near the back of...

June’s Genealogy Tip of the Day

View the image for each record you find. Don’t accept the transcription with your hints. I find that there are much more information on the image/page to offer. Examples: Census-  list street or rural, surrounding neighbors, income,  It doesn’t always add the...

World War I Draft Records

Do You Know that the original World War I draft records are stored and are available at NARA- Georgia? Do You Know that the WWI Draft Cards Came in colors?Do you Want to see a colored, clear image of the WWI Draft Cards or purchase a copy? Check out my copies! First...

Check for books online before visiting the library

Did you find an interesting old book in the New England Historic Genealogical Society online catalog? Before visiting the library in person always check to see if a digital copy is already online. Just cut and paste the title of the book into your favorite search...

Sons of the American Revolution Images

How To Find Your Relative's Image in His SAR Membership Application on Ancestry.com Has This Happened To You? My Great grandfather’s Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) membership application is on Ancestry.com. Every time I click on the image of my Great...

Why Use FamilyTree in Familysearch.org

Pros: Why use Family Tree? It will be around as long as we have the Internet. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) was founded 176 years ago and is committed to maintaining the website. You can find relatives (though you need to verify them)....