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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Neighbor Lady Needs That Pension

These two individuals signed a statement in a widow's pension application for a Kentucky Confederate pension.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Not the Doctor-But the Veteran

What was the name of the Confederate veteran who signed this 1912 petition? Not the doctor on the left, but the name above the P.O. Click on the image to view it larger if you need to.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I Know That Guy Served

This witness testified for a widow in her Confederate pension claim in Kentucky in 1912.

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Widow's Pension Please

This 1923 signature is from a Kentucky widow applying for her Confederate Widow's pension.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cook County Man Registers

This gentleman registered for the "Old Men's Draft" in Cook County, Illinois, in 1942.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Needing My Hubby's Pension

This Kentucky widow applied for a Confederate pension in the early 1910s.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Witnessing that Kentucky Pension


These two men witnessed a widow's statement in a early 20th century Kentucky Confederate pension application. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Genealogy Fundamental Webinars

Based upon several attendee suggestions, we've developed (or actually took materials from beginning classes I used to teach) a series of "Genealogy Fundamental" webinars on a variety of topics, including:
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  • 1850 Census
  • Cash Land Sales
  • 19th Century Will
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A 1929 Naturalizer

This New Yorker applied for citizenship in 1929. Last name not so bad---the first?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Who Is That Nine Year Old?

What is the first name of the 9 year old in this census image from 1860?

Friday, December 9, 2011

Another North Carolinian Registers


This registrant's middle name is a little bit of a challenge. The 25 year old was living in Transylvania, NC when he registered for the World War 2 draft.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Printed My Name

This 33-year old South Carolina native signed his World War 2 draft card in 1947. He had a scar on his stomach, but I doubt that made a difference in his handwriting.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Pittsburgher Naturalizes

This immigrant signed his intent to naturalize in Pittsburgh in 1915.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Signing My Intent

This Vancouver, Canada, native filed an intent to naturalize in the United States in the 1930s.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

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A North Carolinian in 1940

This 28-year old North Carolina resident registered for the World Two Drafr in 1940

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A New Jersey Man Registers

Born in 1895, this New Jersey resident signed his World War 2 draft card in 1942.

Friday, December 2, 2011

More Brick Walls from A to Z--Recorded Version

More Brick Walls from A to Z -(NEW!)-This presentation is a continuation on the popular "Brick Walls from A to Z" that was released earlier. The alphabet has been reused for additional ideas and quick suggestions for getting past those brick walls--aimed at all levels--with the intent of jumpstarting people's research. Introductory recording price of $6 won't last long. Includes recording and PDF of handout. 

A New Yorker Registers for the WW2 Draft

This resident of New York City registered for the World War 2 draft in 1942.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Who is that 48 year old?

What is the name of the 48 year old male about half-way down this list? He is the last name on the image above that has a last name listed. This comes from an 1860 era manifest of New York arrivals.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Wisconsinite Registers...

This fifty-year old signed his World War 2 draft card in Wisconsin. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Who Is This Apprentice?

What is the signature on this 1871 apprentice document from London?

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Monday, November 28, 2011

My Father was a Cook


This comes from the "Freedom of the City Admission Papers" for London, England, 1681-1925 on Ancestry.com. What is the name of the person being apprenticed and his father. It is in the index in an interesting way. 


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Assigning my Patent in 1809

This Maryland resident assigned his patent in 1809 to a neighboring farmer. The assignee's son signed the document as well--really nice since the assignee was an ancestor of mine.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Witnessing the Transfer of that Survey

This individual witnessed the transfer of a real property survey in Maryland in the 1790s.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Another New Jersey Tax Payer From the 1780s

This one's easy--but he too is showing up on a tax list in New Jersey in the 1780s.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Missourians Get Hitched in 1874


What are the names of the couple getting married in this 1874 marriage record from Missouri?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Signing My Form in Texas

This 1884 native of Parker County, Texas registered for the World War 2 draft in 1942.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Who Is On Line 6?

 Who is listed on line 6 of this list of men eligible for the Civil War draft from Illinois taken in June of 1863.