Monthly Archives: April 2011

Civil War Draft Registration

Today  (ACOM) released an index of Civil War Draft Registrations.  This is exciting, since before today, a visit to The National Archives in Washington, DC was required to obtain these records.  For anyone that does not already have an account, ACOM will … Continue reading

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Minnesota Death Certificate

A Death Certificate is a great way to find a lot of vital information on your relatives.  Each state has a different method for obtaining a copy of death certificates.  Compared with other states, Minnesota has one the most simple … Continue reading

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French to English Translation of Vital Guerin History

When researching into your family history you may come across documents and stories in foreign languages.  This story about one of my ancestors was found in a French Family History website.  Luckily, I have a fiance who speaks French and completed the … Continue reading

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The Monticello Herald

It is difficult to find digital copies of old small town newspapers.  I have been going through microfilms of The Monticello Herald from White County, Indiana, USA.  I will convert some into digital format.  It would also be nice to create … Continue reading

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Transcription of Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Haskins

Wills are an excellent source of geneological information.  In addition to other interesting information, this will from Elizabeth Haskins identified her two sons, confirmed Robert Haskins was her second husband, and gave a list of her property (40 acres, furniture, and a horse).   … Continue reading

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