Free Online Immigration Records from the Mid West States

Immigration Records are some of the richest genealogy record sets and can provide excellent clues as well as data about your ancestors. Specifically, when they came to America, or traveled but did not immigrate. Emigration records can tell you when they left their homeland and can direct you to when they might have immigrated if […]

Free Online Immigration Records from the Mid Atlantic States

Immigration Records are some of the richest genealogy record sets and can provide excellent clues as well as data about your ancestors. Specifically, when they came to America, or traveled but did not immigrate. Emigration records can tell you when they left their homeland and can direct you to when they might have immigrated if […]

Free Online Immigration Records from the Southern States

Immigration Records are some of the richest genealogy record sets and can provide excellent clues as well as data about your ancestors. Specifically, when they came to America, or traveled but did not immigrate. Emigration records can tell you when they left their homeland and can direct you to when they might have immigrated if […]

Where to Find Ancestor Addresses

When researching our ancestors, one of our most important goals is to determine where they lived. This information is key to finding other aspects of their lives, whether they be local or state vital records or newspapers where there might be further information about them. Most folks limit their search to the obvious repositories, whether […]

Ancestry New and Updated Collections – December 2022

Ancestry.com continues to add or update its records collections at a fast pace for us to search. For the period of December 1-31, 2022, the new and updated collections are: I hope that some of these are what you have been waiting for! Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

How to Choose a Newspaper Subscription Website

Finding information and articles in newspapers about your ancestors is incredibly rewarding. And the amount of information about your ancestors in old newspapers is likely more than we can find. This site specializes in providing a list of Free Online Newspaper Links ​But what about paid newspaper subscription sites? I have used the three large […]

Veridian Adds/Updates 351 Titles – January 2023

Veridian Software has many clients with collections of digitized newspapers that can be searched for free. Over 50 million pages currently. They power California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia,  Washington, and Wyoming state newspaper collections. And country-wide collections, such as Estonia, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, and Switzerland. Veridian is the name of the software and […]

World War 1 and 2 Draft Registration Requirements

For genealogy researchers of U.S. ancestors, World War 1 and 2 Draft Cards are an excellent resource. They make for good evidence since the ancestor completed the form themselves. Both drafts had several “registrations”, that is timeframes for men to register, depending on their birth date. It is helpful to know the requirements for each […]

22 Types of Populated Places in the United States

When looking for our ancestors in the United States we typically look for a “city” name, a “county” name, and the state. Did you know that not every state uses the term “county” to describe that administrative/political subdivision? And did you know that in some states there are independent cities that are not a part […]

1,685 Free United States Online Alumni Collections

Alumni records are part directories, part newspapers, and magazines, part biographies, part obituaries, part yearbooks, part vital records, etc. You get the idea. If you are seeking genealogy clues, these “records’ are full of them. All of the information is derivative, but it can provide leads for you to search for original documents. And if […]