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Michael John Neill
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After Thirty Years I Have Found Bernard
I've searched for my mother's immigrant ancestors in passenger manifests for over thirty years. All of her families immigrated to the United States from Ostfriesland, Germany between the 1850s and 1883. Most of them have been found on passengers lists arriv...
I've searched for my mother's immigrant ancestors in passenger manifests for over thirty years. All of her families immigrated to the United States from Ostfriesland, Germany between the 1850s and 1883. Most of them have been...
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War of 1812 Warrants on BLM Site--A Suggestion
[note: this post is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion of these records] Researchers sometimes forget about the War of 1812 and the military benefits later provided to its veterans and widows. The majority of benefits for War of 1812 service took th...
[note: this post is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion of these records] Researchers sometimes forget about the War of 1812 and the military benefits later provided to its veterans and widows. The majority of benef...
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Comparing Population and Agricultural Schedules in 1885--Different Names for the Same People
Finding Tamme Tammen in the 1885 population schedules for the Nebraska State Census proved to be somewhat difficult. Finding him in the agricultural census schedules (shown on the left hand side in the image below) was not a problem. He was enumerated as Ta...
Finding Tamme Tammen in the 1885 population schedules for the Nebraska State Census proved to be somewhat difficult. Finding him in the agricultural census schedules (shown on the left hand side in the image below) was not a ...
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FamilySearch: Freedmen's Bureau Records (MD, DE, TX), IN Marriages, Naturalizations (NY and RI)
FamilySearch indicated the following databases are new or updated since our last posting: New York, Naturalization Index, 1792-1906 Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 Ohio, Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1931 Rhode Island, District Court Naturalization Inde...
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After Thirty Years I Have Found Bernard
I've searched for my mother's immigrant ancestors in passenger manifests for over thirty years. All of her families immigrated to the United States from Ostfriesland, Germany between the 1850s and 1883. Most of them have been found on passengers lists arriv...
I've searched for my mother's immigrant ancestors in passenger manifests for over thirty years. All of her families immigrated to the United States from Ostfriesland, Germany between the 1850s and 1883. Most of them have been...
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Updated on FamilySearch: Boston Taxes from 19th Century
These are showing as updated since our last update: Massachusetts, Boston Tax Records, 1822-1918
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FamilySearch Updates: WV and US Army Enlistments 1798-1914
Updated on FamilySearch since our last update: West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914
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genealogist, teacher
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  • Genealogist
    1986 - present
  • Casefile Clues
    genealogist, teacher, 2009 - present
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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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