Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Ancestry.com recently released their database of completed homestead applications for Nebraska. Ancestry.com allows searchers to search only by first name--a last name is not required. The Bureau of Land Management has included the patents for Nebraska homesteads on their site-but a last name is required. If you're really having trouble finding a Nebraska homestead on the BLM site, you might want to try Ancestry.com's database of completed homesteads--or have a friend search it for you only using the first name.
Friday, November 28, 2014
The 1929 publication, Roll of Honor, contains the locations of the burial places of soldiers, sailors, marines, and army nurses who served in any of the wars of the United States and are buried in Illinois. The database contains more than 72,000 names.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Links to maps for the entire United States, individual states, and, in many cases, individual counties can be found on the United States Digital Map Library through the US Genweb Archives Project.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
FamilySearch's update recently indicated they had recorded copies of military discharges for Hamilton County, Ohio between 1859 and 1946. How complete they are is not known, but this may be helpful for those with relatives in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Have you searched for your ancestor's military unit on Amazon.com? It's been a while since I did and a recent search there located a book I was unaware of on the 78th Illinois Infantry that I was able to purchase for under $10.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
We've set the dates for our 2015 research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Visit our informational page and reserve your spot!