April, 2006

Credit Where Credit is Due

Congrats to Chris Dunham, who yesterday marked his 1000th post on The Genealogue, without a doubt the wittiest genealogy blog. . . .I recently noted that Missouri has placed online death certicates from 1910 to 1950. In his 1000th post, Chris pointed out that Dave B., author of OakvilleBlackWalnut, was one of the volunteers who made that project possible. Many …Continue reading →

The Sanfords of Milam County, Texas

I mentioned recently that in Salt Lake City, I found that my great-great-grandfather died at age 106. William Sanford, born in Virginia, first appears in the census of Milam County, Texas, in 1880 with wife Emely and daughters Catherine, Addie, Anna, and Bettie. I wondered what brought the family to Texas and when. I found a number of Sanfords in …Continue reading →

Research Note: Missouri Puts Death Certificates Online

Kudos to Secretary of State Robin Carnahan for Job Well Done! I’ve had the opportunity both to praise and chastise officials in my native state of Missouri for their handling of public records of genealogical value. Last year, for example, I was peeved when the Legislature passed a bill that some local officials said would require removing most online records …Continue reading →

Happy Birthday, Aunt Myrtle . . .

. . . What I found in Salt Lake City I had decided that my trip to the Family History Library would focus on the Mansons in Milam County, Texas. So before I left, I had studied the Library’s online catalog to locate useful resources about Milam County. I found a number of things that looked good, so I printed …Continue reading →

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