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Genealogy Basics: The 1940 Census

Census records.  Every genealogist uses them at one point or another.  They’re a great source of information as long as you keep in mind the possibility for errors to be found within the census records. […]

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Genealogy Basics: Death Certificates

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve talked about birth records and marriage records, which can be used in your genealogy.  Today I want to talk about death records. Before getting started I want to […]

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Genealogy Basics: Marriage Certificates

Today we’re continuing to talk about vital records.  Last week we talked about birth certificates and some of the information you can find on them.  This week we’re going to talk about marriage records. If […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Julius Ferdinand Altman

It’s time for Tombstone Tuesday again.  We aren’t straying far from last week’s spotlight.  Today we’re looking at my second great-grandfather, Julius Ferdinand Altman. Tombstone of Julius Ferdinand Altman Anselm Lutheran Cemetery in Anselm, Ransom, […]