A Social Networking Bonanza

This has been a whirlwind week, making genealogy connections through social networking (and learning what a small world this really is). First, I got a comment on a blog post from the descendant of a collateral line.  She (we’ll call her K.) said she had been referred to my site by someone on Ancestry.com.  She […]

Jim Butler Army Enlistment

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A few days ago, my dad called wanting to know if I could find his grandfather‘s military records so that he could order a marker to be placed at the new Murray County Veterans Memorial Park.  Specifically, he needs Jim’s service dates, latest rank, and any medals he may have been awarded. I immediately logged […]

Online Family Trees: What are your search results?

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings wrote an interesting post last week about Google results when searching for names from your own trees.  He searched one one of his names combined with a location, using various search types and reported out the top results.  I decided to give it a try with my own search results. I have an Ancestry […]

Surname Saturday: Top 10 Ellis Research Resources

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Ellis is the second-most common surname in my genealogy database.  These are the 10 resources that I have found to be most helpful in researching these family members. “Ellis and Keener Connections” – a family tree compiled by Lynda Gibbs and housed at Rootsweb World Connect.  Some of you are groaning that WorldConnect family trees […]