Category Archives: Genealogy Resources

Old Bailey of London, 1674 – 1913

Every family historian loves finding the black sheep of the family, as long as he lived far enough back, that is!  If any of your ancestors came from England, The Proceedings of the Old Bailey is a great place to … Continue reading

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Newspapers

Don’t you love to read old newspapers? I do! Those who know me well might say I’ve made a career out of old newspapers. My book, Fulton, Missouri 1820-1920 is filled with transcribed newspaper articles illustrated by photographs from the … Continue reading

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Missouri State Genealogical Association

M is for MoSGA, the Missouri State Genealogical Association, an organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of its members and the public in the study of family history, genealogical records and the principles of sound genealogical research. MoSGA publishes The Journal,  a quarterly … Continue reading

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KIN

KIN means almost the same thing as family. The difference is you always know who is FAMILY, but sometimes you have to be introduced to KIN.  Like when you’re a tired child standing in the sun at a cemetery and … Continue reading

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Was Your Ancestor an Indentured Servant?

Honest, hard working poor people do not leave many records of themselves as they move through life. Well-to-do folks leave records of property bought and sold, taxes paid, court disputes, wills probated, and are even occasionally mentioned in early newspaper … Continue reading

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What is a GEDCOM?

One of the biggest advantages to using the Internet for genealogy research is the ability it provides to exchange information with other researchers. The most common method used for this information exchange is the GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data … Continue reading

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FamilySearch

You can access a wealth of FREE genealogical records online at FamilySearch, the genealogy arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of the best resources at FamilySearch is the indexes and document images available through their Historical … Continue reading

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DNA

As DNA is passed down from one generation to the next, some parts remain almost unchanged. This creates an unbreakable link between generations and it can be of great help in reconstructing our family histories. While it can’t provide you … Continue reading

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Census Records

Every ten years since 1790, the United States Government has tried to count every person in every city, town, village and farm.  Census records are the framework of genealogy research in this country and should be the first place you … Continue reading

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Bible Records

The family bible was the one book in almost every pioneer home. The bible was clutched in the hands of immigrants tossed on rough seas as they prayed for a better life in a new country.  It was one thing … Continue reading

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