Andersonville Prison Records

Researchers who find mention of the Confederate prison, Andersonville, in their ancestor’s Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR) or pension file should be interested in taking the next logical step in their research. 149 more words


Using Missouri Plat Maps to Find Your Ancestors

The Missouri History Museum does great things, has a great website, and offers an excellent newsletter. Check them out here.  But of everything it offers, the map resources are my favorite. 569 more words

Genealogical Research

Using Civil War Pension Records to Trace Calvin Croy's Wanderings

I’ve often emphasized  the singular importance of acquiring any Civil War Pension Records of your immediate ancestorswhen doing genealogical research. Well, while working on an article I’m writing—one requiring a careful look at the pension records of seven Croy brothers of Washington County, Ohio —I found one more reason those records are so important. 491 more words

Croy Family History

In search of roots- where to look.

There are some useful sources about information of Jewish past of Kaluszyn and towns nearby. Basic is Siedlce State Archive, as this is the plece, where mostof the birth, death and marriage certificates from former siedleckie district are stored. 242 more words


2016 NARA Virtual Genealogy Fair, Oct. 26-27, Online

The schedule for the 2016 National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair is now available, and by the time the fair starts, all the presenters’ handouts and PowerPoint presentations will be available online, too. 31 more words


Gen-Fed Tales of Discovery, 2016

Malissa Ruffner, Director of Gen-Fed, the unique week-long course on using federal records in the National Archives for genealogical research, recently posted a list of… 120 more words


Of Schuyler Ison and Mary Ann Overstreet and Children

New records appear on-line regularly, so revisiting ancestors often uncovers bits of gold. Considering the new probate records available on Ancestry.com, I decided to take a break from my “should dos” and plug in some names to see what might be new. 714 more words

Genealogical Research