Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Sometimes counties from the past are absorbed by others- often after a brief existence- like these in No. Carolina and Georgia . Make sure to check county histories to avoid overlooking them. Others are created after splitting from a larger county. Present day Citrus and Pasco counties, for example, were part of Hernando County until June 1887.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
If you are searching back hundreds of years for ancestors in England and Ireland, understanding parish records is essential. Here are 15 tips, courtesy of the findmypast blog. In addition, here is a wikipedia article on Irish parishes and another on English parishes.
Monday, April 8, 2019
The Statue of Library- Ellis Island Foundation is a good place to start your immigration research. The link is here .
Buncombe County (NC) has added 50,000 names to its Slave Deeds database. To read about it and find links to the database, click here. ...
Sometimes information about our ancestors can come from places where we'd rather not find it, such as arrest and prison records. This ...