Monday, February 20, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Commissioner Astrue's SSDI Comments

For those who have used the Social Security Death Index in the regular course of their research, this is what the Social Security Administration Commissioner had to say about genealogists and access to the death index.

He is suggesting that maybe waiting 10 or 75 years for "over-reacting" genealogists to access the information is appropriate.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Getting to the 1840 Census Images on

This was posted to the blog, but I thought I'd post it here for those who don't subscribe to that. It is a quick tutorial on using the free 1840 census index on FamilySearch and then using the free digital copies of microfilm at

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Directory of NARA microfilm digitized at

This listing of National Archives microfilm at is organized by microfilm publication number. Sometimes I have difficulty finding a specific series of NARA film at and thought this listing might help blog readers. If there is NARA film at that you don't see listed here, please let me know.