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Monday, February 9, 2015

The Guardian Signing

Who signed this 19th century court document in a Civil War pension case?

Webinars: 18th Century US Probates and FamilySearch Tips and Tricks

Rescheduled Webinars

I've finally gotten time to re-present two of my webinars from November. Join us!

Reading and Interpreting 18th Century Probate Records (Thursday 12 February 2015 at 8 pm. central time)-This webinar will discuss reading, interpreting and analyzing 18th century probate records through several specific examples from Massachusetts and Virginia. Transcription techniques will also be included. Complete handout will be sent as a PDF file to all registered attendees. Aimed at advanced beginners and intermediate level researchers. If you registered for this presentation in November and were not able to attend live, email Michael for a complimentary link to attend.

Registrations ($6) for the reading and interpreting 18th century probate records can be processed here. Seating is limited.


Tips and Tricks for FamilySearch  (Wednesday 19 February 2015 at 8: pm. central time)-This webinar discusses ins and outs of using the "new" family search,   searching by family structure, global searches, interpreting searches and troubleshooting. Also discussed are strategies when approaching an unindexed set of images, a new type of record series, or incomplete records. Aimed at advanced beginners and intermediate level researchers. If you registered for this presentation in November and were not able to attend live, email Michael for a complimentary link to attend.


Answers to Previous Postings

Over the next few days I'll be going through the earlier posts and putting answers on earlier images. We're also back on track for daily distribution of signatures and handwriting samples.

Thanks for your patience!

Stay tuned!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Signing In Ohio

Who signed this 1890 pension statement from the state of Ohio?

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Signing His Pension Documents

Who signed this pension document in Ohio in the late 19th century?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Signing for My Neighbor's Homestead

This man signed an affidavit in a Nebraska homestead application in the 1890s. What is his name?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Genealogy Webinar Sales

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Friday, November 21, 2014

A Homesteader Signs

Who was this Nebraska homesteader who signed an affidavit in the 1870s?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Who Is This?

Who is this? From a mid-19th century court document in Illinois.

Organizing Genealogical Information--A Short Course

By popular demand, we're offering a new section of my "organizing genealogical information" class. Details are here. Don't wait, registration is limited.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Openings in FamilySearch, Probate, and Court Records Webinars

We still have openings in webinars on the following topics tomorrow, 14 November 2014:

  • Tips and Tricks for FamilySearch
  • Probate
  • Court Records
Register here---we'd love to have you join us.