Category Archive: Tools and Information

Oct 27

Liber 2 Page 403 Land Records, what next?

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Land RecordsI am writing a little about my experience working with deed records, using Wexford County, Michigan as an example. After I had collected a list of the names and location of the records, I started through the deed record books using my form. It …

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Oct 26

Wexford County Deeds, Part 2

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Land RecordsNow I had a neat spreadsheet of land records I extracted from the Wexford County, Michigan index books. What should I do next?  There were so many deeds, and I was not equally interested in them.  Or, at least at the moment I created …

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Oct 23

Wexford County Deeds

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Land RecordsSeveral years ago I read some deed indices in Wexford County, Michigan, looking for transactions for our ancestors. Papa had to travel to Cadillac, the county seat and our former home, for work, so I just hitched a ride and had him drop me …

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Oct 20

Progress and Pain

Back on December 28, 2008 I made some resolutions, on which I will report progress today in this post. This is not a 30 day or quarterly report, I am writing it because I don’t know what else to write today, and this may help me decide what to write tomorrow. No more foot dragging, …

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Oct 15

What’s Your Favorite Genealogy Society?

After reading several excellent submissions for the 82nd Carnival of Genealogy,   I am making it my business to contribute,  just before the cutoff! This carnival asks bloggers to submit thoughts about their favorite genealogy society, along with comments about why the do or do not participate in a society. I am currently a member …

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Oct 14

Family Tree Magazine’s 40 Best Genealogy Blogs

I was truly surprised and amazed to find my little log of pontification listed among the nominations for the Family Tree Magazine’s 40 best Genealogy Blogs. Around my household, we get a little tired of those who know everything, and want to share it with everyone. It is no wonder I started writing about my …

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Sep 19

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Ahnentafel Roulette

Randy says, “It’s Saturday Night – time for some Genealogy Fun (even though I’m stuck in Santa Cruz without Internet access)”. Here are the instructions, look below for my answer. 1) How old is your father now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this number by 4 and round the …

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Sep 12

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Get Carded!

With a tip of the hat to Randy for his suggestion, and Sheri for having a Simply Brilliant Idea, here is my genealogy trading card!

Sep 12

The Library and Archives of Michigan, What Now?

This is an article which contains my opinion, and my opinion only. Governor Granholm has amended her original Executive Order (EO 2009-36) with an additional Executive Order, 2009-43. Both the orders can be read here. I have read several articles regarding this amendment, but most of the recent press coverage has focused on Last Thursday’s …

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Sep 03

I Did It! (Almost)

Remember the box, and the resolution to enter all the data into my genealogy database? On June 6th, I checked how I was doing, and found that I had fallen miserably short on the data entry end of things. When I assessed my progress on August 2th, I was feeling a little better about the …

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