Drawing on my own family history research and that of other genealogists I’ve assisted, I craft narratives of the genealogy process. What was the problem/question? What was the methodology for the research? What sources were consulted? What challenges encountered and ultimately what conclusions were made? Typically, the goal is to share my experience with readers that they, too, may learn from the experience.
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- Juliana Schwartz, b.1834 and Mary Catherine Scwartz, b. 1867, were both born and raised in Fulda, Spencer County, Indiana. The both wound down their days in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Coincidence or were they related? Follow the research to find out more.
- John Vanderstay emigrated to America in 1853. The question that plagued me for more than a decade was how did he get here? What ship? With whom? From where? The genealogy research journey to uncover these answers is unfolded in this article.
- Family legends turn dry birth, marriage, and death facts about an ancestor into real stories about real people. The question then remains, is the legend true? In this article I apply the genealogy methods to the family myth to know for sure if my ancestor really did work for William Allen White.
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