Thursday, December 27, 2018


This search engine   will tell you how many people (as of 2014) share a particular surname and where they live. You might be surprised: for example, this bloggers surname is Irish, but there were more people with that name in the Congo than in either Ireland or the U.S.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Copyright free images

The Legal Genealogist blog published this partial list of places to find copyright free images for your own blog or genealogical publication.

Library of Congress

New York Public Library

Matthew Brady Civil War photographs

Carol M. Highsmith Archive

Art Institute of Chicago   (find and check the box that says "public domain")

Friday, December 7, 2018

Confederate Pension Records

From the Handwritten Past blog: Interpreting a civil war pension certificate.
In the first paragraph and on the bottom of the page are links to other Civil War-related search tips.

20 Reasons You May Have Trouble Finding An Ancestor In the Census