Take a second look: How revisiting old research can lead to new insights

Once in a while, it’s a good thing to go back and take another look at past research. With the passing of time and additional research, a second look over notes from past research can spark new insights. 588 more words

Family History

Genealogy Workshop this Saturday

Brick Wall Brainstorm Session
Sat, Sept 26th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sponsored by the Genealogy Branch
Held in the Computer Lab, 400 E Mechanic St, Harrisonville, MO… 120 more words

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Rehashing Heyns

If anyone asks you about social media and how to use it for genealogy (or why you would even bother sharing your life online), here’s a story for them. 1,162 more words

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Richer Still: 4 (or 5) Reasons You Need Your Ancestor’s Civil War Records

Previously I examined the wonders found in Civil War Pension Records. Well, I just received the next and, for now, the last batch of records for the seven brothers I am documenting. 753 more words

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Civil War Pension Files: A Priceless Significance

I retreated like a green recruit from the prospect of spending $80 on the Civil War Pension files of my ancestors. It seemed an exorbitant cost, particularly since I faced a line of seven brothers, the sons of my great, great, great-grandparents, all members of two Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiments. 1,541 more words

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Finding Vital Records: Four Lessons Learned

My goal for 2015 is to document, for the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Civil War service of the seven sons of Jacob Croy (1810-1872) and Margaret Pugh Croy (1813-1884). 1,151 more words

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The importance of knowing where you came from

Four Score and More, my memoir, history and a family legacy, is a story of my family. There are many unwritten pages in our history books. 240 more words