Friday, September 30, 2011

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its Friday again, ask me a genealogy question and I'll answer it here Free.   cg

Friday, September 23, 2011

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

FREE GENEALOGICAL QUESTION FRIDAY!!!   Ask me any genealogical question and I'll answer you here for free??   cg

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Question?  If people were often named after what they did for a living, why isn't the name farmer the most common name.   Why black, brown instead of yellow and orange?
Answer..Yes farmers were the most common occupation so common that they had to distinguish  another way.   Slaves usually took the name of their masters.   Farmers would take the most common American names such as smith, brown,  Jones.   Immigrants took the name of their homeland like Glasgow.   cg

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Cont.....check court records....they paid taxes on their property.   Check on Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.....Proquest digitalized Sanborn maps 1867-1970. ( at libraries.   Check local historical newspapers.    A good standing business would have advertised.  cg

Friday, September 16, 2011

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its Free Genealogy Question Friday......Ask 1 free question and I'll answer on this blog as soon as possible.   You have nothing to lose!!  We can all gain some knowledge  :)    Have a great weekend.    cg

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Answer to yesterday's question:
1..Find a book in your local library about the history of your county/state and your store might be mentioned in it.   Usually these books are put out by the local historical society.
2..City Directories were published back in the 1800's and are like are local phone books.   The directories lists the business and the owners.   You can find these directories at your local/bigger libraries or local historical society.
I'll have more for you on Monday.    Tomorrow, remember, is Free Genealogy question friday.   Your question is free.   cg

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

A Database of Names to Trace Slave Ancestry
The preliminary results of a Virginia Historical Society study, which will examine eight million documents dating back to the 17th century to extract the names of slaves, have been released as “Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names.”   cg

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

How has it been going with breaking down the brick walls?   Hope the suggestions have been helpful.   The next few days I am going to talk about different scenarios and how 2 solve them.   Today, lets give u a scenario and tomorrow I explain how to solve it.

#1 My ancestor owned a store in late 1800's.   How do I find more information about it?   Answer, check tomorrow    cg

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

genealogy "Love of the Hunt"

Breaking thru the Brick Wall?   Make yourself a work sheet listing the following:
1..What is the problem?
2..Full name of the Brick Wall ancestor
3..Known facts of such ancestor such as date of birth, death, place of residences, life events
4..Other known family members.
5..Sources you have check
6..Any other information pertinent to this brick wall problem.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its Friday, Yea!!!  Free genealogy question.   Ask me any genealogy question?  I will answer it as soon as possible.   Have a great weekend.   cg

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

7..Toss out all your theories and try unlikely scenarios.
8..Ask for help with a fresh eye.
9..Reread your how-2 books to help u understand alternate sources and strategies--go back and learn about their life.   Check out books related to their region, they might give u a better perspective.

Don't 4get tomorrow is Free Genealogy question Friday.   Remember, the question and answer is free.   cg

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

genealogy (love of the hunt)

6.. Research Vertical.   In other words, research neighbors, friends, inlaws, people who served as witnesses in records.  Your family might be mentioned.   Good Luck!    cg

Friday, September 2, 2011

Genealogy (love of the hunt)

FREE GENEALOGY QUESTION FRIDAY!  Its free ask me any genealogy question and I will answer right here on my blog.    All can learn from your question.   Have a great holiday weekend.    Get out and visit the relatives especially the older ones.   Look at some old pictures and try and identify them.    cg

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Genealogy "Love of the Hunt"

Trick of the Trade!!  include alternate spelling 2 search with.   Try switching first and last name.   Use a wider range of dates and places.   Browse records by place.   Don't forget tomorrow is Free Friday Genealogy question.    cg