Category Archive: Tools and Information

May 04

Tuesday Tools – The Bureau of Land Management Website and Records

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Land RecordsI recently reviewed some land patents from our family. In most cases, little genealogical information can be found in land patent records. I find that land records are useful in identifying where my ancestors lived, and when. The (United States) Bureau of Land Management …

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Apr 30

Funeral Card Friday – Alec James Sparks

I am sharing funeral cards on Friday, following a Facebook meme which you an see here. I know the meme in for the first Friday, but sometimes I just like an idea sooo much… Alec Sparks was a neighbor of Papa’s family for many years, and of Papa and I when we lived in the …

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Apr 27

Tuesday’s Tools – Saving an Image from Seeking Michigan

There are a host of professional genealogists who offer tips, shortcuts and tricks to make life easier for the rest of us. Along the way, each of us picks up tidbits of knowledge which help us survive, or at least become our own standard way of accomplishing tasks. Once in a while, when I feel …

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Apr 22

Treasure Chest Thursday, Buenilum

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Treasures and Curiosities

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Treasures and CuriositiesAfter my Mother passed away, S-Dad waited a while, then began hunting for a place closer to his children. As he packed up in preparation for the move, a number of things came to the surface, and traveled down the road to Granny’s …

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Apr 06

Tuesday’s Tools – SourceForge.org

There are a host of professional genealogists who offer tips, shortcuts and tricks to make life easier for the rest of us. Along the way, each of us picks up tidbits of knowledge which help us survive, or at least become our own standard way of accomplishing tasks. In the past, suggestions I have made …

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Mar 31

The Fellows Family Land Records, Newaygo County, Michigan

This entry is part 70 of 99 in the series Deeds in the Family

This entry is part 70 of 99 in the series Deeds in the FamilyI recently outlined the land transactions of Belle Lamunion and Henry Fellows, Belle Lamunion and Charlie Tinker, and some of their descendents in Wexford County, Michigan. Belle and Henry, and later Belle and Charlie, lived a large portion of their lives in …

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Mar 17

Progress

It is a little too early to post quarterly progress on my Genealogy Goals, or a little too late to post monthly progress for January and February. So, I will consider this an irregular report to myself. I have been troubled by side trips, which makes marching straight toward a goal difficult. Some of you …

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Mar 04

Scipio Township Cemetery, Seneca County Ohio

This entry is part 59 of 60 in the series Cemeteries

This entry is part 59 of 60 in the series CemeteriesOver the past few several 25 years, a mystery that has eluded me is the origin and parents of Erastus G. Fellows, who claimed Ohio birth, but for whom no document that I have found lists parents. In the course of my search, I have …

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Feb 27

Roger Gives Sage Advice

The library of Michigan is again severely threatened, again. Or perhaps it is “still threatened”. I am sad and upset about the assault on this fine facility, and it’s collection. You can a statement from the Michigan Genealogical Council on their site. Since MGC is soliciting ideas, please feel free to send suggestions to they …

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Feb 26

Final Accounting GeneaBloggers 2010 Winter Games

1  – Go Back and Cite Your Sources!  My award: Platinum Complete.  This requirement fit in nicely with my current push to reformat my citations recommendation by Mills, in Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. I reformatted 59 of those sources February 17-18.  The drudgery will continue, I have a lot left to do …

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