Thanks to Randy Seaver’s geneablog round-up, I read a great article that illustrates how to find your ancestor’s origins using deeds in conjunction with other records. If you’re stuck for ideas, deeds and other land records can be a great source of information.
Check out this image of the church in Russheim. This is where my Hacker ancestors would most likely have gone to church.
Judge William Adam Hocker obituary in The Evening Independent of St. Petersburg, Florida from July 20, 1918. “Judge Hocker Dies at Ocala Distinguished Jurist Spent Last Winter Here and Made Many Friends The many St. Petersburg friends of Judge William Hocker will regret to learn that he died last Wednesday. Judge Hocker spent last winter […]
Information on the formation of Pennsylvania counties and their townships.
Create a calendar for any year and country.
Browseable images are available at FamilySearch.org for Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994. You can’t search them, but you can access index images for the various books for the county.
Top 10 causes of death in 1900 and in 2010. Very interesting to note the difference and the similarities.
Search America’s historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922.
I learned a lot about mining from the Scottish Mining website—including the fact that Alexander Buchanan died as a result of injuries from a coal pit accident.
I found a couple neat sites while doing my James Buchanan research. The National Library of Scotland has Ordinance Maps of Scotland, 1898-1904 online. Very useful for looking up all those locations. It even shows coal pits on the map.