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Find Your Ancestor’s Burial Location Using Find A Grave

Find A Grave is an easy to use online tool for finding the burial places of family, friends, and “famous” people. With over 120 million grave records already online, it is an invaluable resource for genealogists and family historians. Find A Grave memorials often contain much more than just death and burial data. You may […]

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Land Records at the General Land Office

  If one or more of your ancestors lived in, or owned property in, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming, it is possible they received or purchased […]

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Mistaken Linage: A Case Study

It is widely reported that my 3rd great-grandfather, Peter Vickers, was baptized 13 June 1788 at Bunbury, Cheshire, England. He was the son of Peter Vickers and Hanna Lowe. In 1812, Peter married Mary Jones and they had daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Harriot. Peter immigrated to the United States sometime before 1840 when he was […]

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My Genealogy is Wrong!

  My genealogy is wrong and, if you have more than a couple generations listed in yours, I bet your genealogy is wrong too. My family tree has errors in it, I just don’t know which specific facts are wrong. I know I have errors because every genealogy with more than a few people and […]

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Types of Genealogical Evidence

Genealogists label source records and information as primary or secondary, direct or indirect, original or derivative. Recognizing the different types of evidence is an important part of evaluating the reliability of the data contained in the  sources you choose to cite. Direct vs. Indirect Evidence Direct evidence is information that explicitly provides the information without […]

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