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Good news for researchers with Missouri black sheep!
Missouri now has arguably the best on-line information about prisoners , including PDFs of the log book including any identifying scars. Two other Midwestern states have transcriptions which may or may not be complete: Illinois and Indiana . (For Indiana, c...
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Underhill, Chittenden County, Vermont, on FamilySearch -- and other odd partial indexes
In order to use the relevant part of the FamilySearch collection of Vermont town records -- specifically those from Underhill, Chittenden County -- I have ascertained where the various volumes begin. This collection is browse-only, not indexed. But finding ...
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Take your own mind-blowing tour at NGS in May: Cahokia Mounds
A thousand years ago in downstate Illinois, across the Mississippi from where St. Louis is now, a world-class engineer
designed a 100-foot-tall structure that still stands. He made it out of
mud. I think it's the most amazing destination in the Midwest. I...
MidwestRoots.net Professional Genealogy Services for the Midwest, by Harold Henderson, CG (SM). Certified Genealogist and CG are proprietary service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its program of genealogical competency evaluation and used ...
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136 years ago: the Upper Midwest from the back of a horse
During the 1800s, even ancestors who would end up staying home often tried going West to see how it suited them. My great-grandfather spent a few years in Kansas hoping to alleviate his wife's asthma, but they returned to southern Illinois. And in the sprin...
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Good news for Michigan researchers!
Seeking Michigan now has all state death certificates on line for free, 1897-1939. The most recent 18  years are new.
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BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, May 19 “The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments into the Genealogical Narrative” When we tell a story, sometimes we need to stop and explain. Just how did we figure out who the ...
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Three ways to get your genealogy material out there without actually publishing
A recent discussion on the Transitional Genealogists Forum got into the question of how we can get our research findings "out there" without actually publishing them. I myself am a big advocate of getting stuff published, but it's worth knowing that there a...
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Learning from what went wrong
We usually want to learn from the best -- the perfect novelist, the triumphant quarterback, the most cogent genealogist. But sometimes we can learn more from things that didn't quite go right. I can understand basketball and chess strategy better from games...
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Crossing the Continent with Common Names and Living to Tell the Story
As we genealogists soon learn, an amazing number of people have common names. I ran into a few of them seven years ago while working on my first BCG portfolio: Who were the parents of Ina Smith who married Frank Burdick in Kansas City in 1885? He was the th...
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Good news for researchers whose ancestors ever got sick or died of anything
The indispensable newsletter ResearchBuzz alerts us to the existence of the Medical Heritage Library , a free searchable archive of more than 1.7 million pages in more than 3,000 volumes of 336 old public-domain medical journals and reference materials. Whi...
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two talks at the Michiana Genealogy Fair March 21
I'll be speaking Saturday, March 21, at the 17th annual Michiana Genealogy Fair, sponsored by the South Bend Area Genealogical Society , and held at the Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library. 10:30 am -- "Welcome to the Other Midwestern Archives," a fun trav...
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  • genealogy, 2009 - present
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Professional writer since 1979, professional genealogist since 2009 -- NW Indiana
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Professional board-certified genealogist
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  • Carleton College