Are you familiar with estate records in Pennsylvania? If your ancestor left a will, would you look in the Orphan’s Court records? Here are five reasons why you should check the Orphan’s Court records even if your ancestor left a will.
On 12 May 1786, Elizabeth Hocker, daughter of Johann Georg and Anna Margaretha Hacker, married General Henry Scheetz. Come see what I found in the Library of Congress’ Photos and Prints online collection.
The Lancaster County (Pennsylvania) Archives has a great list of indices to their records. Have you checked it out lately?
The Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds has made available a new online deed e-film reader. Not only can you view the deeds online, but you can also search the deed indices by name. You will be asked to login, but you can simply login as a guest by clicking a button. The e-film reader will […]
I spent Friday watching a number of webinars hosted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists which were broadcasted live. They were excellent! If you can, I recommend you visit Legacy Family Tree Webinars and watch. They are free—but only, I believe, for a limited time. Elizabeth Shown Mills’ presentation was inspiring. She took a really, […]
Ever wondered what the menu item called “collections” was all about? Here’s what it means to me and why it’s up there in the menu.
I recently decided to have my DNA tested at Ancestry. Since you really can’t get anything worthwhile out of it without being able to match family trees with your match, I decided to go ahead build a tree at Ancestry. Here’s my experience.
I’ve been using the Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 to locate records for my ancestors. I keep running into the same error in the index for some of these records—specifically the early baptismal records for Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, also known as the Warwick Congregation in the 18th century. Here’s an […]
I went looking to rent some films from FamilySearch for some research I’m doing. I discovered that images from the very films I need are available online! Each of those camera icons indicate that that particular microfilm is available for online viewing. Although the images aren’t indexed, they’re no more difficult to use than the microfilm […]
I’ve written before about the importance of citing your sources. But when you’re writing a blog post creating footnotes can be a bit of a problem. If you’re posting to a self-hosted WordPress blog, however, there is a simple solution.