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Friday, February 28, 2014

A Lancaster Man Signs

This native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, signed an affidavit regarding his citizenship in Philadelphia in 1804. What is his name?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Blue Line

What name is underlined in blue in this 1880 census entry?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Another Sailor Signs

Who signed this sailor's affidavit in the 19th century?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

An Early 19th Century Signature

What is the name of this sailor who made out an affidavit in the early 19th century?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Another New Yorker Signs

This New York native made out an affidavit in Philadelphia in the 1830s. What is his name?

Friday, February 21, 2014

A Newark Man Signs

This Newark, New Jersey, native made out an affidavit in Philadelphia in the 1830s. What is his name?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jump Start Genealogy Webinars Released

Genealogy Jump Start 2014!

Need to jump start your genealogy in 2014??

To help get your genealogy new year off to a great start, we offered three webinars this February. They've been recorded and are available for purchase and instant download.



Title 
Description
Register
Sourcing

This presentation will discuss the elements of sourcing genealogical documents. Included will be a variety of example, starting with online census records and including a variety of original, microfilmed and digital material. The first fifteen registrants can submit one item to be used as one of the in-class illustrations. Geared towards advanced beginners and anyone who wants to learn more about the importance and elements of citation.
Correlation and Analysis of Information
This presentation will discuss methods for putting together what you have already located, ways to analyze that information to maximize the clues it does contain, and the several different angles from which the researcher should look at every document and record. Geared towards intermediate level researchers--or beginners with some experience who are tired of getting stuck. 
There is No Preponderance of Evidence
Professional genealogists suggest we longer use this term in our research for some good reasons. We’ll discuss those reasons briefly. But more importantly we will see ways to handle those situations when information is not clear and convincing and how to best “make our case” when the answers we seek are not explicitly stated in records. This presentation will discuss two in-depth examples (from 18th and 19th century situations). Intermediate researchers.

Questions? Email Michael at mjnrootdig@gmail.com

The presenter:

Michael John Neill has actively researched his genealogy for thirty years in over twenty states and five foreign countries. He is an experienced online and onsite researcher, a college professor and has written on a wide variety of topics. Michael has given day-long genealogy how-to seminars across the  United States and has led a group trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake for eight years. He maintains the Genealogy Tip of the Day and Rootdig.com blogs. Michael's style is clear, down-to-earth, and informative.

An 1830 Signing


Who signed this affidavit in Philadelphia in the 1830s?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Texan Signs in Philly

This Texas native signed an application for a Seamen's protection certificate in the mid-19th century. What is his name?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Make Me Out a Certificate

This sailor, a native of New Jersey, signed a statement when requesting a "seaman's protection certificate" in 1824.

Monday, February 17, 2014

An 1826 Witness

This local official witnessed a sailor's statement in Philadelphia in 1826. What is his name?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Sailor Has a Man Sign

This Philadelphia man signs an affidavit for a sailor in the early 1800s in Philadelphia.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Philly Man Signs

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

Friday, February 14, 2014

Another Seaman Signs

Who signed this seamen's protection certificate affidavit in the early 19th century?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Connecticut Man Signs

This native of Connecticut signed an affidavit regarding his citizenship in 1812.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Still Room in My Research Trip to Salt Lake City in May/June

If you've been thinking of joining me in late May and early June for a week of research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, there's still room for a few more on my trip. Additional details are in this blog post.

Yet One More Voucher

Another man vouches for the citizenship status of a sailor in Philadelphia in the early 19th century.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Vouching for a Citizen

Who vouched for a sailor's citizenship in Philadelphia in the early 19th century?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Sailing Citizen

This American citizen made out an affidavit in Philadelphia in the early 19th century.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Another Sailor Signs

What sailor signed this statement in Philadelphia in the early 19th century?

Friday, February 7, 2014

Yeah, He is a Citizen

Who signed this sailors's citizenship affidavit in the early 19th century in Philadelphia?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

More Affiants

Who signed this early 20th century affidavit? Don't you just love initials?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Affiants

Who are the affiants on this early 20th century affidavit?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Signing an Affidavit

Who signed this pension affidavit in the very early 20th century?

Monday, February 3, 2014

That is My Name

Who signed this early 20th century affidavit in Missouri?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Written in My Own Hand

Who signed this affidavit in a early 20th century penions application?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I Served from Kansas

This Civil War veteran of a Kansas unit spent most of his post-war life in Missouri.

Yeah...We Know the Vet is Dead

Who signed this 1905 affidavit in a pension case?