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Michael John Neill
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Attended Western Illinois University
Lives in Galesburg, Illinois
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Blanket Statements About Recorded Copies
Generally speaking, local record copies of deeds and other original records do not contain the actual signature of your ancestor. They contain the clerk's handwritten copy of your ancestor's signature. Some clerks may have tried to "copy" the "mark" your an...
Generally speaking, local record copies of deeds and other original records do not contain the actual signature of your ancestor. They contain the clerk's handwritten copy of your ancestor's signature. Some clerks may have tr...
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Twenty Percent Webinar Sale
From now until 9 PM on 16 April, we're offering 20% off all my webinar offerings. Our prices are already the lowest around, but we're cutting the price even lower through the 16th. I have over thirty presentations on a variety of topics....make your choice ...
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Updated on FamilySearch: MT, TN, MA, MO
The following are showing as updated since our last FamilySearch post: Montana, Chouteau County Records,1876-2011 Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975 Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1627-2001 Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalizati...
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Our Use of the Word "Proof"
I've been muddling over the concept of a style guide for some time now. Not because I like to sit down and write definitions, but because I believe that it makes for clearer and more consistent writing. It is important to say what you mean, mean what you sa...
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The following are showing as new or updated on FamilySearch since our last update: Arkansas, Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Records, 1867-2013 Iowa, State Census, 1925
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Generally any search term that is a name at FamilySearc h must include three characters in addition to the wildcard. However, you can use a wildcard operator after just one letter has been entered. Wildcard operators on  FamilySearc h  include ? for one and...
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genealogist, teacher
Employment
  • Genealogist
    1986 - present
  • Casefile Clues
    genealogist, teacher, 2009 - present
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Currently
Galesburg, Illinois
Previously
Carthage, Illinois
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Introduction

I am a genealogist who has actively researched his own family for over twenty-five years. I lecture on a wide variety of genealogy topics and write "Case File Clues" an independently published genealogy newsletter.

I also write the daily free "Genealogy Tip of the Day" and "Daily Genealogy Transcriber." I give seminars and workshops nationwide on a variety of genealogy-related topics. 

Education
  • Western Illinois University
    Mathematics-MS, 1987 - 1991
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