Category Archives: State Specific Research

New Releases to New York State Genealogical Records on Internet Archive – Tuesday’s Tip

I’ve made a habit of scrolling through a the list of newly archived records on Internet Archive.  I love seeing all the new material appearing on the site to eager researchers such as myself, and I wasn’t disappointed with the … Continue reading

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Making a Home on the Homestead – Those Places Thursday

During the course of your research, you’ll have a nagging feeling of neglect for a certain person or family group.  Maybe you were satisfied with your research and wondered off to more pressing projects.  Perhaps you hit a brick wall … Continue reading

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Finding Free Genealogy Presentations Online – Motivation Monday

Attention snowbound genealogists!  If you’re wondering how you’re going to spend time trapped in your home by snow and icy weather, I recommend catching up on all those genealogy presentations you missed.  Maybe you were traveling, or under the weather. … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Hosts Outstanding Collection of City Directories, Yearbooks, and Gazetteers – Follow Friday

Dear Genealogists, I want you to add just one more item to your list of goals this year – Get to Know the City Directories, Yearbooks, and Gazetters on Internet Archive. I’ve been extolling the virtues of Internet Archive as … Continue reading

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Copper mining ancestors and tragedy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – Friday’s Faces from the Past

Were your ancestors apart of the copper mining culture of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula?  You’ll want to check out Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913, which will debut this month on your local PBS station!  If you’re in the Chicagoland … Continue reading

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When I teach genealogy classes, I like to poll the group for the type of resources they use., FamilySearch, and Cyndi’s List typically make up the big three places for research. I don’t have any complaints with these resources; … Continue reading

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Illinois opens original birth certificates to adoptees! – Tuesdays’s Tip

Have you heard the great news genealogists? The next phase of the new Illinois open records adoption law went into effect this week.  As of November 15th, adopted persons over the age of 21 who were born in Illinois on … Continue reading

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