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Friday, November 30, 2012

No More Queen for Me

This subject of Queen Victoria declared his intent to become a citizen in Illinois in 1870. What is his name?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

An 1868 Declarant

This German native declared his intent to become a United States citizen in Illinois in 1868.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Go Ahead and Hitch Them

What are the signatures on this early 19th century marriage bond from Tennessee?

Organizing Genealogical Information: A Short Course

I was asked to give people a little advance notice about our next offering of "Organizing Your Genealogical Information."

Our next series of classes and follow up sessions will begin in January 2013. More details are here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Pope County Man Registers

This Selective Service registrant was born in 1916 in Dover, Arkansas, and registered for the draft in Pope County. Arkansas.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Declaring in Dallas in 1908

This German native declared his intention to become a citizen in Dallas, Texas in 1908.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Rabbi Declares

This rabbi declared his intention to become a United States citizen in Dallas, Texas, in 1908. What was his name.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Registered in 1945

This man registered for Selective Service in 1945 in Louisiana.

Friday, November 23, 2012

A NOLA Man Registers

This 1923 native of New Orleans, Louisiana, was working as a shipping clerk when he registered for Selective Service.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Tennessee Native Registers

This 42 year old native of White County, Tennessee, registered for the draft in Georgia in 1942.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Here is wishing a "Happy Thanksgiving" to our readers regardless of their location. Don't neglect your living relatives while searching for the deceased ones.

When you need a break from your holiday activities, check out some of the blogs and posts:

A St. Francis County Man Registers

This 18-year old registered for the draft in St. Francis County, Arkansas, in 1945.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What's My Job?

What was the occupation of this groom who married in Clark County, Indiana, in 1939.

Monday, November 19, 2012

An 1839 Marriage

Who is getting married in this 1839 marriage record from Indiana? (Ignore the word "Unofficial" as the watermak.)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A 19-Year Old Registers

This 19-year old Atlanta, Georgia, resident registered for the draft in June of 1942. The 6 foot tall young man weighed 155 pounds.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

They Drafted My Horse...

Who signed this 1817 claim for a horse that was put into military service in the War of 1812?

Out of Context

I know this is out of context, but that's part of the point. This word is from a early 19th century affidavit.

A Plain Dealing Man Registers

This 41 year old Louisiana native registered for the draft in 1942 in Plain Dealing, Louisiana.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Registering in Conway County

This 28-year old registered for the draft in Conway County, Arkansas, in 1940.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pre-Black Friday Holiday Specials

We're a little bit ahead this year to get you ahead in your genealogy research.
We're going to be doing other things over the next few weeks, so our "Black Friday" specials are coming early.
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Happy Thanksgiving a little early from us!

We Know Lock

These two Portland, Oregon, businessmen stated in 1892 that they knew Lee Ah Lock and that he was a reputable person upon his re-entry into the United States.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Visiting My Italian Uncle in 1921

This native of Italy applied for a passport in 1921 to return for a visit with his uncle.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Burr Man Applies

This German native was a naturalized citizen and living in Burr, Nebraska when he applied for a United States passport in 1920.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

An Ollan Registers

This 39-year old resident of Olla, Louisiana registered for the draft in 1942.

End of Brick Wall Webinar Give-A-Ways

Off and on for the past year, we've offered free downloads of the first and second installments in my "Brick Walls from A to Z" series. We're turning those coupons off as of 9:00 AM on 12 November. You don't have to play them immediately, but the download does need to take place by that time.

So if you've been waiting or have missed the offer before--now is your chance!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Union Man Registers

This 24-year old registered for the draft in Union County, Arkansas, in 1940.

Friday, November 9, 2012

A 19 Year old Registers

This 1922 native of Schley, Georgia, registered for the draft in Macon County, Georgia, in 1942.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Georgian Registers in 1940

This 1912 native of Georgia registered for the draft in Georgia in 1914.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Constructing Database Searches: A Short Course

Constructing Database Searches: A Short Course

This three-session course will meet on three Saturdays in December of 2012. For more details visit our announcement page.

Now that's Handwriting

It's rare to post a whole card, but that may make this one easier to read. This man registered in 1948 in Conway, Arkansas.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Georgian Registers in NOLA

This 39-year old native of Atlanta, Georgia, registered for the draft in New Orleans, Louisiana, in February of 1942.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Cotton Picker Registers

This 18 year old registered for the draft in 1948 in Little Rock, Arkansas. His occupation was listed as cotton picker.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Little Rocker Registers

This high school student registered for the draft in 1955 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Lonokian Registers

This 42-year old registered for the draft in Lonoke, Arkansas in the 1940s.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Organizing Genealogical Information--A Short Course

In early November, we're offering a short course on organizing genealogical information--virtually. For more details, visit our complete post here.

That's Where We Are Headed

What are these two separate destinations on this 1850 era New York passenger manifest?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Greek Immigrates to Florida

This Greek native immigrated in 1908 and declared his intent to become a United States citizen in Florida in 1928.