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Wednesday’s Why?

Q:  Why does Ancestry.com continue to list the last known residence from the SSDI as the place of death? A: I don’t know.

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Geographical Genealogical Geopardy: The Answer is “The Faroe Islands”

The question is: What does “FO” in Rootsweb’s SSDI mean? This issue is raised by Arlene Eakle in a blog post on Monday, March 16.  It seems that an individual’s obituary neglected to name the place of death.  But in Rootsweb’s SSDI, a place is given as “FO”.   The Rootsweb SSDI also indicates that the death was “verified,” that is, …Continue reading →

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Some Resources

Nevada marriage and divorce records are now available on Ancestry.com. These resources can be useful to those researching in just about any state. That’s because when many states had restrictive laws about marriage and divorce (especially divorce), Nevada traditionally has had rather liberal laws on these matters. Thus, those who could afford to do so would sometimes head for Las …Continue reading →

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