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Michael John Neill
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Attended Western Illinois University
Lives in Galesburg, Illinois
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University of Alabama Online Map Collection
The University of Alabama has a wonderful online "Historical Map Archive. " Their collection includes a large number of maps outside Alabama.
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US Enumeration District Maps 1900-1940 Census
For those who were unaware, FamilySearch has published on their site digital images of " United States Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth US Censuses, 1900-1940 ." These maps come from a variety of original sources but were used...
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FamilySearch Update: Massachusetts Marriages 1695-1910
This database is showing as new or updated on FamilySearch : Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910 I suspect that it's not new--but rather updated. How updated it is I can't say. Nor can I say how complete the coverage is for any specific county.
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United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968
This database from records of the American Medical Association is online free at FamilySearch. 
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Why No Index
"Those who use the book as a part of the research for ancestors can well afford the relatively few hours necessary to read the entire book..." Now there's an interesting thought. The 1958 genealogy of the Kile family has no index. In place of the index is a...
"Those who use the book as a part of the research for ancestors can well afford the relatively few hours necessary to read the entire book..." Now there's an interesting thought. The 1958 genealogy of the Kile family has no i...
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Newspaper and Ancestry.com Census Search Strategy Webinars Released
Getting More From Newspapers There is more to newspaper searching than obituaries and marriage announcements. In this presentation, we will see how to see what newspapers are available, both digitally and on microfilm. We will look at effective search techn...
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Links for Alabama Genealogical Society Presentation
These are the links for the Alabama Genealogical Society presentation today: USGS Historical Maps http://historicalmaps.arcgis.com/usgs/ GLO BLM Records http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx DeedMapper  http://www.directlinesoftware.com/
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Venters...
I don't often repost items from Genealogy Tip of the Day here as many readers get both, but for those who missed our "venter" tip-- it can be seen here .
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Some items on FamilySearch may be listed as either statewide or local records using the name of the county. This cataloging system does not mean that the state created the records in the database that contains only the state'...
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He Wore His Hair Plaited in 1774
In all honesty for a long time I never searched for any relatives in newspapers before 1850. The reason was simple--they simple were rarely mentioned. That was a mistake--although it's a rare find for me to locate a reference such as this from 1774. Absalom...
In all honesty for a long time I never searched for any relatives in newspapers before 1850. The reason was simple--they simple were rarely mentioned. That was a mistake--although it's a rare find for me to locate a reference...
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Have him in circles
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J Paul Hawthorne's profile photo
Martin Ehmen's profile photo
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genealogist, teacher
Employment
  • Genealogist
    1986 - present
  • Casefile Clues
    genealogist, teacher, 2009 - present
Places
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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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