Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Seasons Greetings and My Blogs

Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, etc. to all my blog readers and followers-your support is greatly appreciated.
Hopefully your
genealogy bucket
is full this year!

For those who were not aware, I write several genealogy blogs--all of which can be viewed for free. Those blogs are:

Genealogy Tip of the Day--one genealogy tip every day

Daily Genealogy Transcriber--one piece of handwriting to interpret every day

Casefile Clues--the free blog that corresponds to my newsletter, Casefile Clues

Search Tip of the Day--actually whenever the "spirit" moves

Rootdig--whatever crosses my genealogy desk--only things I actually use or buy myself--I don't mention or "plug" it if I don't use it myself.

Enjoy--the blogs and research tips!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Repeated Census Pages on Film and Digital Format

Those who are not followers/readers of my Rootdig.com blog may wish to view this post about "repeated" digital images made from microfilm that originally had duplicate images.

Monday, December 8, 2014

What Qualifies for One of Our Search Tips

Generally speaking, our "search tips" are either a database search technique (trick) that I've forgotten about or recently found helpful or a neat/interesting database or website that I've just come across. The websites may be "new" or ones that have been around a while.

The only rhyme or reason to how something gets listed is if it's something I've recently used. That's enough of an agenda (grin!).

93 Issues of Casefile Clues for $25

I'm offering 93 issues of Casefile Clues for $25.

Casefile Clues contains analysis, interpretation and how-to advice based on original documents and families I've encountered in my own research. Clearly written, organized, down-to-earth, and practical, it contains deeper analysis of items that run through this blog.

To view the list of issue titles and topics from Volume 3, visit this page.

Give yourself a genealogy gift this holiday season: 93 issues of Casefile Clues for $25. The first 41 issues will be in your inbox within a day or so of your order.

Casefile Clues is sent as a PDF file.

You can learn more about Casefile Clues  here.

Prisoner of War Databases at the National Archives

The US National Archives has a variety of databases of individuals who were prisoners of war during several 20th century US military operations.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

US Army and Navy Pension Laws: 1776-1854

Need to know something about various US military pension, bounty land, and other benefit laws before 1845? The book, Army and Navy Pension Laws, and Bounty Land Laws of the United States: Including Sundry Resolutions of Congress, from 1776 to 1854: Executed at the Department of the Interior : with an Appendix, Containing the Opinions of Attorneys General of the United States, with the Decisions, Rules, and Regulations, Adopted by Different Secretaries, Relative to the Execution of Those Laws, may help.

This book can be viewed in digital format here on GoogleBooks.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

History Behind the Cable Act of 1922

There is an interesting discussion here ("Cable Act [1922]
Congress Establishes Independent Citizenship for Married Women") of the history behind the 1922 Cable Act which separated the citizenship of a woman from that of her husband.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Early 19th Century Directories for Baltimore

The Maryland State Archives has a variety of early 19th century city directories for Baltimore on their site--both in text and PDF format.

Cyber Monday Genealogy Webinar Sale!

Give yourself the gift of genealogy education this holiday season. We're running a sale on my how-go genealogy webinars. Easy to follow, easy to understand and geared towards beginners with experience and intermediate researchers. Handout included!

Our $5 genealogy sales are running until 2 December! 

Don't wait! Download is immediate.