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Friday, April 18, 2014

An 1830 Era Signing

Who signed this naturalization document in upstate New York in the 1830s?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Canadian Becomes a New Yorker

This Canadian native naturalized in Clinton County, New York, in the mid-19th century.

Searching FamilySearch Webinar Released

My recent webinar on FamilySearch focused on using and interpreting databases versus image sets, navigating images, and search techniques. It's geared towards advanced beginners and intermediate researchers, or anyone who has used FamilySearch some, but is uncertain that they're searching correctly or wondered if there were other ways of doing things. The download of the presentation is only $6 (there is no handout).

Note: If you were in this presentation or registered for it and missed it, please let me know (  if you did not receive a complimentary download link. That's something registrants for the "live" session get at no additional charge.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A New York Man I Will Be

Who signed this naturalization document in upstate New York in the 1850s?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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A Clinton County Man I Will Be

Who signed this naturalization document in Clinton County, New York in the 19th century?

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Upstate Man Declares

This man made out a declaration of intention in upstate New York in the 1850s. What is his name?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Let Your Friends Know About Genealogy Transcriber

If you enjoy getting the Daily Genealogy Transcriber in your email, please let other genealogists know about it. We don't have a marketing budget and word of "mouse" sharing helps to spread the news.

And fire off an email to me at if you enjoy the regular handwriting challenges.


Husband and Wife

This couple signed a letter in a Civil War pension file in Illinois in the early 1900s. [I contemplated just posting the top signature, but think that having both helps to interpret the top one.]

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm His Guardian

This man signed as a guardian in a Civil War pension case. What is his name?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Back of the Note

What was signed on the back of this banknote from the early 1900s?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Man Signs With No Line in the Early 1800s

Who signed this affidavit regarding his citizenship in Philadelphia in the early 19th century?