Thursday, October 24, 2013

U.S. immigration landmark Ellis Island to reopen, a year after Sandy | Reuters

U.S. immigration landmark Ellis Island to reopen, a year after Sandy | Reuters

I guess I'm a little slow; I'm just now discovering that Ellis Island was closed because of Hurricane Sandy (or was it a Tropical Storm?); I think I need to get updated on things...find out what's going on...read the small print instead of just the headlines.

A good skill for genealogists to acquire, reading the small print, that is.  Glad to hear that recovery in that area is going forward.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Free Help at Genealogy.com

File Under: Census Forms and Charts  
This type of form is called a Census Record Abstract. 


The Learning Center at  Genealogy.com is very helpful.  For example, there are printable forms and charts.  The 1880 U.S. Federal Census, this particular form, gives us a guideline about the questions that were asked by the enumerator.  In 1880, not only do you get to see where the head of the household was born, but there is data for where his father and mother were born, also.  In addition, the occupation is listed! 

These types of forms can be downloaded from other web sites and your local Family History Center should have some on hand, as well.

The Ripple Effect of People’s Lives

The Ripple Effect of People’s Lives

Read the Ancestry Blog.  This article is packed full of information that you can use to write your story.


Family ChartMasters Main Page

Family ChartMasters Main Page

Two left thumbs?  Not a creative bone in your body?  Let ChartMasters do the job.  Jus' sayin'...Christmas is around the corner and you can give an original gift with your research forming the core concept.