There is a concept in genealogy research called FANS – friends, associates, and neighbors of your family. Knowing the names can help find a family member on a census or other record. 411 more words
It was a simple little mistake.
A simple mistake that cost me hours of research. This one simple mistake was responsible for countless all-night online searches, numerous (unanswered) email queries, my superhuman bladder control, and quite possibly, permanent brain damage from multiple concussions sustained from repeatedly banging my head against the wall. 2,176 more words
There’s been a colorful chart (#mycolorfulancestry) making its way through the genealogy social media world over the past weeks, thanks to J. Paul Hawthorne’s creativity. It’s a fun, simple way to visualize the birthplaces of five generations of ancestors by color-coding. 113 more words
Six Sioux Chiefs in the Jail Yard
Part Ten—The Trial
On October 10, 1879, Agent John D. Miles arrived in Lawrence, Kansas, for the trial of… 2,563 more words