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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Approval of Submissions

Normally I approve submissions within a few hours (during normal times of the day). If you don't see your submission within 24 hours, consider reposting it. I've had issues with a few submissions "disappearing" between the time I get an email about them and when I get into actually "approve" them.

The only ones I intentionally delete are those that are clearly spam.

Yeah....We Know the Bride and Groom

These two men signed a marriage bond in Tennessee in 1835.

Monday, April 16, 2012

1858 Kentucky Marriage Bond

Who is signing this 1858 marriage bond from Kentucky?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

That's a Scribble on the Bottom

What are the two names above the "scribble" on this 1830s era marriage bond from Tennessee?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Final Brick Wall from A to Z Webinar

Of all the webinars, the "Brick Walls from A to Z" series has been the most popular. Recorded copies are available in my webinar archives but we're going to put on one last A2Z webinar. 

Tomorrow, 15 April 2012 we will offer our FINAL "Brick Walls from A to Z" webinar. This will be the last new one. Previous attendees have been requesting one more installment in this series, but tomorrow's session at 1:30 PM Central Standard Time will be the final live run. 

Geared for beginning and intermediate researchers, this session will include a PDF copy of the handout and registration for the live version is limited.  There will be time for questions and answers afterwards. 

Sign up for this last session in the series is only $5--less than our normal rate. Registrants who miss the live session can get a free copy of the webinar recording--as long as they were registered before 1:00 PM CST 15 April 2012. Copies after the webinar is over will be sold at $8.50. 

You can process your registration here:

Hope to "see" some of you tomorrow!

Another Tennessee Couple Ends the Single Life

These two men signed a Tennessee marriage bond in the 1830s. Who were they?

Friday, April 13, 2012

We Filed a Bill in Equity

These two men were plaintiffs in a court action in Alamance County, North Carolina, on 4 March 1867. These are their signatures. What are their names?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Let 'Em Get Hitched

Bondsmen on a Tennessee marriage bond from the early 19th century.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

New Genealogy Webinars--April 2012

We have added two new webinars in our April 2012 series:

  • Creating Research Plans--12 April 2012
  • Google Docs for Genealogists-13 April 2012

They Are Legal to Get Hitched

Who are the names of the bondsmen on this early 19th century Tennessee marriage?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Dad and the Unmarried Daughters

Who is listed in the household headed by the 84 year old widow in this 1940 census enumeration.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Living With Five Kids

What are the names of the head of household and the wife on this 1940 census enumeration?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Who Are the Last Two?

What are the last two names on this entry from the 1940 census?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Who Is the Mother-in-law?

Who is listed as the mother-in-law on this 1940 census enumeration?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Daily Transcriber Philosophy

For those who are new to the Daily Genealogy Transcriber, we usually only post part of the image as a way of helping us see how others might read names, even if they are read incorrectly. Part of this is because in some documents all you have is the person's signature and also learning about other interpretations helps us to find names in indexes and other finding aids.

If a person was actually transcribing, then of course you would want to have a larger sample of their handwriting.

That's not quite our purpose here.

Who Is That 55-Year Old?

Who is the 55-year old head of household in this 1940 census enumeration from Illinois?

1940 Census Webinar-Getting Images

Everyone's crazy about the 1940 census...including me--I've found 11 of my ancestors and a few others in the first few days since it's release. We're going to help those who need it see how to navigate the free 1940 census sites.

On 4 April 2012 at 7:30 PM Central time (Wednesday), I'll be presenting a webinar on using the free 1940 census sites. Not all have everything uploaded (NARA does), but we'll see how to navigate, download, and work with the free 1940 census images that are available.

You can register for this webinar for $8.

Or you can get the webinar free if your order  at least $20 of recorded webinars from my recorded webinar page--and to top if off, you can use the coupon code of 1940 to reduce your order price in HALF and still get a complimentary registration for the 4 April 2012 1940 census webinar (for as little as $10--the $20 order minimum applies BEFORE you use the coupon). So that means your recorded webinars will cost you half the normal price and you'll get the 1940 Census webinar on the free sites at no charge--as long as your order totals $20 before you use the coupon.

All webinar registrants can request a complimentary webinar download after it's been uploaded.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The 11 year old son?

What is the name of the 11-year old son in this 1940 census enumeration from Illinois--he's the 6th name in this entry.

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Other Dude Made His Mark

This marriage bond from 1815 in Tennessee contains the mark of one bondsman and the actual signature of the other. What is that second name?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Getting Hitched in September of 1836

What are the names on this marriage bond from September of 1836 in Tennessee?

Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


The names of three individuals appears after "The State of Iowa To." What are those names?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Draft Registrant is a Working Man

Where was this New Hampshire resident indicating he worked when he registered for the World War I draft?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Grocer Registers

This gentleman registered for the World War I draft in Illinois.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Get My Blogs on Your Kindle

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We Think He Should Get That Pension

This applicant, a physician and two witnesses signed a pension application in 1905 in Tennessee. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

He Should Get That Land

These two individuals signed a petition in 1817 for their in a land petition file in Ontario.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Refusing to Administer Father's Estate

These two individuals signed a refusal to be appointed administers of their father's estate in 1821 in Maryland.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Settle that Estate

These four individuals signed an administrator's bond in Maryland in the 1830s.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Last Three Names

What are the last three names on this New Jersey tax list from the 1780s?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Who Got Hitched?

Who is getting married in this 1849 marriage register entry?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Applying in Florida

This widow applied for a Confederate widow's pension in 1909.