Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Varieties of Irish Names

For those with Irish relatives, this 19th century publication on names may be helpful. Varieties and synonymes of surnames and Christian names in Ireland for the guidance of registration officers and the public in searching the indexes of births, deaths, and marriages. The book can be located digitally here.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Meyers Orts Online

This early 20th century Gazetteer is used extensively by German researchers. It is available in digital format via FamilySearch by using the links on the Familysearch card catalog.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Your Name in Suetterlin

Need to see your name (or any name) in Suetterlin? Try this site.

Every Name or Just Some Names?

When using any index, determine if the index indexes:

  • every name
  • names of "important" people
  • one name per document or record
If you don't know, how do you know what you are searching? Check out my post on Rootdig for a longer discussion