Archive for September, 2013
Google your way to the genealogical answers you’re looking for.
Google is the tool of choice used by many genealogists because of its relevant search results for genealogy and surname questions and its massive index. But it is not only useful for searching websites, it has many other capabilities that most genealogists never utilize simply because they are unaware of how it can be used. In fact, most researchers using Google to look up information about their ancestors are barely beginning to take advantage of Google’s potential as a research tool. A Google search done the right way can locate information within entire websites, find pictures of ancestors, view pages that are no longer available, search for surname sites, find ancestral villages, target time frames, locate genealogical books and much more. If you are using Google to do genealogical research, chances are you are only scratching the surface.
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Pick the lock on your incarcerated ancestors using prison and inmate records available through extensive online databases.
On September 27, 1864 notorious outlaw Jessie James and his gang attacked a train in Missouri and over 100 hundred people were killed. Most of us can’t trace our roots back to an ancestor as infamous as Jessie James, but our ancestors may have been convicted and imprisoned for a myriad of lesser reasons just the same. If there is a black sheep in your family tree there are many online sources for delving into your ancestors’ criminal past.
If you have a skeleton in your family closet, digging it up might not be as difficult as you think. Prison and inmate databases from state and federal penitentiaries and prisons, state archives or repositories can be found online. These databases offer a great deal of information and often include details of the crime committed and information such as place of birth and year. Sometimes there are even mug shots or other historical notes.
Other records and information can be found by delving into county court records, historical newspapers, state archives, jail logs, State or Attorney General records and more.
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Looking for help with unusual or hard to find records? Contact Heirlines Family History and Genealogy who have been breaking through family history walls for almost 40 years. Give us a call to speak with one of our professional genealogists today.
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