Friday, June 26, 2015

We Have Moved!

As a reminder, this blog has moved to:

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Thanks for your support.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Genealogy Search Tip of the Day Has Moved...

Genealogy Search Tip has moved to a new site. You can subscribe using the link in the upper right hand corner of each page. We'll continue posting tips as I come across them.

Thanks for your support! It is appreciated.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

My Blogs

I currently maintain the following genealogy blogs:

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mocavo's Free US Census Index and Images

Some readers may be aware that has recently announced free access to the United States census search and images. To make the search a little easier, we've created this year specific portal page on our blog. Those with an interest can visit that page and leave comments there. Thanks!

Webinars: War of 1812 Pensions, VA Land Patents, LOC Newspapers, and More

We are still accepting registrations for 4 webinars upcoming in June--registration entitles you to a complimentary recording of the presentation after it has been processed. This way if your schedule changes you still get the presentation. Topics are:

  • War of 1812 Pensions at are free on their site.
  • Using Colonial Land Patents at the Library of Virginia website-these images are free on the website.
  • Library of Congress online digital newspapers--free on their site.
  • Using local land records online at FamilySearch. Not all of these are online, but we will discuss how to use the ones that are.

Details from 1945 South Dakota State Census

FamilySearch recently released an indexed set of index card transcriptions of the 1945 South Dakota State Census. Included in this enumeration were:

  • Military service
  • place of birth
  • parents' places of birth
  • education
  • where graduated from
  • maiden name of wife
  • church affiliation
You can search the South Dakota, State Census, 1945 at FamilySearch. A free account is needed to view images of the cards. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015