Planting the Seeds

What Constitutes a Reasonably Exhaustive Search?

Certified Genealogist, Michael Hait, in his Planting the Seeds blog, discussed in a recent post his interpretation of what constitutes a reasonably exhaustive search in genealogy. To get the non-certified genealogists (which is most of us) up-to-speed on why this is important, let’s remember that genealogy isn’t just a hobby, it’s a science. Whenever you have a scientific field, there is usually some board which oversees that scientific field of study. That board for the field of genealogy is the Board of Certification of Genealogists or BGC. In attempting to strengthen the actual science behind genealogy research, the BGC created …

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Kinfolk Korner

Kinfolk Korner

Ramblins from the Web. Sometimes I stumble upon older web pages which haven’t been updated in a long while, but still have a treasure trove of genealogy information on them. I will begin to feature these in order that the useful genealogy they possess can be more widely circulated to other interested genealogists. Books And Bibles Cemeteries Washington County, Arkansas Miami County, Kansas Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky Cuyahoga County, Ohio Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma Jenks, Tulsa County Oklahoma Collection The Lyle Ann Shults Collections Creek County Oklahoma Collection Fayette County, Kentucky Tax List – 1788Fayette County was, at that time, …

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Naturalization Certificate

West Virginia Naturalization Records 1814-1991

Ancestry has published a “new” database to their collection: West Virginia, Naturalization Records, covering the years 1814-1991. The images for this “new” database have been hosted at FamilySearch for some time, and can be freely found there for individuals without an Ancestry membership. There is no difference in the data at either website, and the images at Ancestry are actually hosted by FamilySearch. While the original images at FamilySearch are completely indexed there, the Ancestry database provides relevant “leafing” for users of FTM and Ancestry’s Online Family Trees. Records include the following: Declarations of intention Petitions Oaths of allegiance Certificates …

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Winchester Star Newspaper

The Winchester Star – Winchester, MA

The Winchester Public Library have digitized and published online several years of The Winchester Star Weekly Newspaper and plan on eventually including 50 years worth. AccessGenealogy has compiled a listing for the editions currently available, and plan to add to this page as more years become available. Presently there are 13 years available, 1901-1913, and that represents about 680 weekly issues of the newspaper and approximately 6,000 separate digital images. The Winchester Star has been published weekly since 1880. The Winchester Star is currently published in Lexington Massachusetts, but covers the town of Winchester, Massachusetts in Essex County. The Winchester …

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New at AHGP in March 2014

The American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP) are continuing their expansion adding several new county and state websites over the past month: State Websites Arkansas State Page Missouri State Page South Dakota State Page County Websites Alexander County Illinois AHGP Edwards County Illinois AHGP Jackson County Illinois AHGP Johnson County Illinois AHGP Pulaski County Illinois AHGP Randoph County Illinois AHGP Saline County Illinois AHGP Union County Illinois AHGP Wabash County Illinois AHGP AHGP is a volunteer led project which is devoted to providing free genealogy data and information online. Contributions to the project are welcomed and encouraged!