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Michael John Neill
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Attended Western Illinois University
Lives in Galesburg, Illinois
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World War II Draft Cards on FamilySearch Updated
FamilySearch indicates that this database has been updated as of 17 April 2014: United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Image Browse)
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Organizing Genealogical Information-April 2014
April-May 2014 Class Organizing   Genealogical  Information: A Short Course With Michael John Neill (scroll down for specific schedule) Organizing  information is an important part of  genealogical  research—perhaps more important than the actual research. ...
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Updated on FamilySearch: NE and SD Materials
The following are showing as new or updated on FamilySearch  since our last update: Nebraska, State Census, 1885 South Dakota, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1941
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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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Born in Oklahoma City in 1863
As a rule of thumb, death certificates where informants only knew the deceased towards the end of their life tend to be suspect. This death certificate for Montvill Harness is no different. We've talked about Montvill before, but haven't really looked at th...
As a rule of thumb, death certificates where informants only knew the deceased towards the end of their life tend to be suspect. This death certificate for Montvill Harness is no different. We've talked about Montvill befor...
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Determining Your Own Migration Trail/Chain Webinar
I made a revised recording of this popular webinar. I always seem to learn something when I represent these sessions.  Determining Your Own Migration Trail/Chain .  This lecture discusses ways to find the names of your ancestor's associates and ways to dete...
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Searching FamilySearch Webinar Released
My recent webinar on FamilySearch focused on using and interpreting databases versus image sets, navigating images, and search techniques. It's geared towards advanced beginners and intermediate researchers, or anyone who has used FamilySearch some, but is ...
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Updated or New on FamilySearch
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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genealogist, teacher
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  • 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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