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Overheard on the Message Boards

  Expert advice on various message board queries. We have covered so many different topics that you're bound to find useful information in this archive.


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Overheard on the Message Boards
October 9, 2003 Pearl Family from Boxford
May 22, 2003 Ships Arrivals by Date
May 15, 2003 Robinson Coat of Arms
May 08, 2003 Can't Find Passenger Lists
April 24, 2003 Naturalization Records Help
April 17, 2003 Not in Census Record?
April 10, 2003 Prison Records
April 03, 2003 When the Book Is Wrong
March 27, 2003 Wills? If You Didn't Have One Would There Be Something Else?
March 13, 2003 Naturalizations for 1897 - Mackiewicz and Questions on the Index
February 27, 2003 What Are Townships?
February 20, 2003 Ogg Family in Ohio
February 13, 2003 Seeking Dysert Family in Illinois
February 06, 2003 Where Do You File "Possible" Relatives
January 30, 2003 Land Owners
January 23, 2003 Immigrants to Ellis Island Before 1892
January 16, 2003 Help with Canadian Immigration
January 02, 2003 Divorce and Surname Change
December 19, 2002 Joseph Phelps
December 12, 2002 DesRosiers Family
December 05, 2002 Looking for Marriage Records of Michael Harty to Leda Brosseau
November 21, 2002 Tenements?
November 14, 2002 Soundex
November 07, 2002 Elisha King in Civil War
October 31, 2002 "Off Year" New York Census Records
October 24, 2002 Citing Sources You Find Online
October 17, 2002 Tracking Down Railroad Retirement Records
October 10, 2002 How Do I Find Siblings to My Great-Grandparents?
October 3, 2002 What Can I Do Now? The Search for Matilda Jackson
September 26, 2002 Black Dutch Ancestry
September 19, 2002 Requesting Vital Records
September 12, 2002 World War I Draft Registration Cards
September 5, 2002 Marriage Information
August 29, 2002 What Can I Learn from Naturalization Records?
August 22, 2002 What Did the 1900 "Indian" Census Record?
August 15, 2002 How to Share My Family File
August 8, 2002 Locating Vital Records from Fairview, Fulton, Illinois
July 25, 2002 Question About Deed Records
July 18, 2002 Defective Schedules
July 11, 2002 Question on When Immigrants Naturalized
June 27, 2002 Penitentiary Records
June 20, 2002 Naturalization - How to Find Records
June 13, 2002 Help - Going in Too Many Ancestor Directions, Need Focus
June 6, 2002 Birth Certificates
May 30, 2002 Cooper Family in Massachusetts
May 23, 2002 General Census Question
May 16, 2002 Posen to NYC, prior to Ellis Island
May 9, 2002 Wrong Records at Ellis Island
May 2, 2002 Funerals from Homes
April 25, 2002 Cut 'N Paste Theft of Data
April 18, 2002 About the 1930 Census
April 11, 2002 Ship Marsala - 1892 - Hamburg - New York
April 4, 2002 Birth Index?
March 28, 2002 Federal Census County Index in USA
March 21, 2002 Are There Early Alien Registrations
March 14, 2002 Genealogy 102 - How to Organize My Stuff
March 7, 2002 Passenger List Inquiry
February 28, 2002 Census Birth Year Errors
February 21, 2002 Le Havre Ship Records
February 14, 2002 IGI Christening Records
February 7, 2002 Perry & Hubbard: Charlestown, N.H.
January 31, 2002 Professional Genealogists
January 24, 2002 Prison Records
January 17, 2002 Relationships
January 10, 2002 Lundstrom in Mass.
January 3, 2002 Making Photo Copies and Copyrights
December 20, 2001 John Rosendahl, Died 1939, Kemmerer, Wyoming
December 13, 2001 1930 Census
December 6, 2001 How to Enter Surnames with Different Spellings
November 29, 2001 Death Records, Missouri
November 15, 2001 Monmouth, IL
November 8, 2001 Thomas Walker—1649—Virginia
November 1, 2001 Railroad Retirement
October 25, 2001 Hannah Duffin/August Thiede
October 18, 2001 British Soldiers—War of 1812
October 11, 2001 LDS Information
October 4, 2001 Church Records or Records from a Church
September 27, 2001 Ordering Certificates from the Government
September 13, 2001 What Records Can I Get from LDS?
September 6, 2001 Sara and Christopher Shettle
August 30, 2001 Census How-To
August 23, 2001 Castle Garden
August 16, 2001 Naming Traditions
August 9, 2001 Passengers: Moodys from England to U.S. 1868
August 2, 2001 Ports of Arrival Before 1879
July 26, 2001 Birth Year Problems
July 19, 2001 Where to Put My Research
July 12, 2001 Enumeration District 0501
June 28, 2001 Martins/1700-1800s in Conn.
June 21, 2001 Snyder Death Record
June 14, 2001 Social Security Question
June 7, 2001 Finding Naturalization Info. with INS
May 31, 2001 Civil War Records for George Elsome
May 24, 2001 Hammer Family Coat of Arms
May 17, 2001 Josephine Winn, Nashua, N.H.
May 10, 2001 LDS Family History Center/films
May 3, 2001 1890 Scotland to U.S.A.
April 26, 2001 What Is an Idiot in the Census?
April 19, 2001 Becoming a Certified Genealogist
April 12, 2001 PA Census Help—Enum. Dist. vs. Twp
April 5, 2001 Davis Family in Mass. and Conn., 1800s
March 29, 2001 Where Do I Find Naturalization Records
March 22, 2001 How Do I Search for Land Records?
March 15, 2001 HOLDER, IL 1920
March 8, 2001 Gagnon-Landry, Fall River, Mass.
March 1, 2001 Looking for Citizenship Records
February 22, 2001 DiPasquale and Dattone Families
February 15, 2001 LUMBARD, Maine—1818
February 1, 2001 Need birth of Daniel Lacy, ~1815, CT
January 25, 2001 How Do I Find Ship List-Boston@1640-50?
January 18, 2001 Writing for Records Etiquette
January 11, 2001 SSDI SS-5 Applications
January 4, 2001 Filing Birth Certificates
December 28, 2000 Double First Cousins
December 21, 2000 Unnamed Child
December 14, 2000 Final Naturalization Papers
December 7, 2000 How Do I Know Where to Send for Papers?
November 30, 2000 Wills/Probate—Indiana, Illinois?
November 23, 2000 Henry Sunbury 1783, William Sunbury 1785
November 16, 2000 Finding Place Names
November 9, 2000 Have Immigration Year ... Now What?
November 2, 2000 Looking for Passenger List
October 26, 2000 Stephen Stratton/Betsey Benedict 1780s
October 19, 2000 Amherst 1800 Shepard's
October 12, 2000 Family History Center
October 5, 2000 Social Security Death Index
September 28, 2000 George Dobson about 1886
September 21, 2000 2 Grandads Killed in Action WWI
September 14, 2000 R/R Employees 1830's—1880's
September 7, 2000 Lost Woodworth Family
August 31, 2000 1920 Census for Kings County, New York
August 17, 2000 Lost Soundex, Can I Find in Census?
August 10, 2000 Looking for Cemetery in Baccarat France
August 3, 2000 Edward Hughes—MA 4th Cavalry
July 27, 2000 Hawkey Coat of Arms
July 20, 2000 McCoy Retired from Railroad
July 13, 2000 Routes to Midwest—1850s to 1870s
July 6, 2000

Valentine Papers and Quaker Records

June 29, 2000 Need Help on Genealogy Research
June 22, 2000 Scottish Prisoners—Ship John and Sara
June 15, 2000 War of 1812 Enlistment Papers
June 8, 2000 Becoming a Certified Genealogist
June 1, 2000 LDS Site—How to Order Marriage
May 25, 2000 Citizenship Received for Tenure in WWI
May 18, 2000 Public Domain Land Tract Sales
May 4, 2000 Killed in Action, WWII
April 27, 2000 Locating City Directories
April 20, 2000 Land Grant Question
April 13, 2000 Looking for Wills
April 6, 2000 What Info. Found on Coroner's Report?
March 30, 2000 How to Find Draft Registration for NE?
March 23, 2000 Kirkpatrick/Kilpatrick 1800 Scotland
March 16, 2000 Passports—Primary or Secondary Material?
March 9, 2000 Meaning of "daughtering out"
March 2, 2000 Ships from Cuba in 1919-1920
February 24, 2000 Ladies Clubs and Lodges from 1880s
February 17, 2000 Land Records? Any Worth to Them?
February 10, 2000 Need Help!
February 3, 2000 How Do I Get WWI Records
January 27, 2000 Military Scrip Patent
January 20, 2000 R.R./Ore Digger Question, Oh/Mo 1850-1900
January 13, 2000 Birth Records 1858—Anna Keating in Conn
January 6, 2000 Marriage Licenses for Ontario, Canada, 1920
December 30, 1999 Killed in Action, WWII
December 23, 1999 Public Domain Land Tract Sales
December 16, 1999 Alexander Blair, Angus, Scotland
December 9, 1999 Epperson and Hopkins Marriage in Alabama
December 2, 1999 Mary Kalyn, 1912, SK, Canada
November 25, 1999 Immigrants Arrived NYC 1846
November 18, 1999 What Does This Mean?
November 11, 1999 John French, b. 1779, Farmington, NH
November 4, 1999 Moodys of Lowell, Massachusetts, 1800s
October 28, 1999 Temple Work for Apollos Lincoln
October 21, 1999 Migration Patterns—Tennessee to Missouri
October 7, 1999 History of Last Names
September 30, 1999 Eberleins in World War I
September 23, 1999 From Scotland to U.S. in 1900
September 16, 1999 Proving Cherokee and Choctaw
September 9, 1999 CCC in Florida in the 1940s
September 2, 1999 Average Time Before Naturalization
August 26, 1999 Finding Military Records
August 19, 1999 Revolutionary War Pension Procedures
August 5, 1999 Quaker Records in Maryland
July 29, 1999 Understanding Old Handwriting
July 22, 1999 Death Certificate in England
July 15, 1999 WPA Records in Indiana
July 8, 1999 VRs and Census in Ontario
July 1, 1999 IGI Batch Numbers
June 24, 1999 Looking for Coats of Arms
June 17, 1999 Looking for a WWI Veteran
June 3, 1999 Finding Passenger Lists

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