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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sponsoring the Baby

This individual is listed as a godparent on a baptism in northern Germany in the 1850s.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Just One Tax Payer

Here is just one name from a tax roll in Delaware County, Ohio, in the early 1800s.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Six Names on the Tax Roll

What are the names of these six taxpayers from this early 19th century Delaware County, Ohio, tax list?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

August 2012 Research Trip to Ft. Wayne's Allen County Public Library

We have released details of our August 2012 group research trip to the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 1-5 August. Join us! Details are here

President of the 1909 Board

Who signed as president of the board on this 1909 Confederate pension application from Mississippi?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Registering on Valentine's Day 1942

This native of Louisiana, born in 1904, registered for the World War II draft on Valentine's Day in 1942.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Can You Read that 1870 Name?

What is the name of the head of household (the 45 year old male) in this 1870 census?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

I Served, But I Have to Register

This civil engineer registered in Louisiana for Selective Service in 1948 and indicated he had served for two years in the Army at the end of World War II.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays from Genealogy Transcriber

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An Alabaman Living in Colorado Registers in Louisiana

This Alabama native had a permanent residence in Louisiana but was a student in Colorado when he registered for Selective Service in 1955

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Many Man Registers

This young man registered for Selective Service in 1957 in Many, Louisiana.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

January 2012 webinar schedule released

Our series of January 2012 genealogy webinars have been announced:

  • Illinois Research
  • Using
  • Newspaper Research
  • Tips and Tricks for
Sessions are an hour long and registrants who are unable to attend will receive complimentary download links. 
Details and registrations can be processed on our website at Registration is limited.

A Central American Registers

In 1955, this native of Nicaragua registered for Selective Service in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Husband was a Confederate Prisoner of War

This Kentucky widow indicates that her late husband was a prisoner of war during the Civil War.

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:
  • What's in a Deed
  • 1930 Census1880 Census
  • 1850 Census
  • Cash Land Sales
  • 19th Century Will
More specifics are on our registration page. Emphasis is on analyzing and interpreting the document used as a sample, including "where next?" and citation. 

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.