The 1940 Census Hunt Begins

How can I go through this week without a post about the 1940 Census? The digital images were released on Monday, April 2nd free for everyone, though I personally never got to see them until late on Monday night. I don't think they expected as much traffic as they got on day one. I heard somewhere … [Read more...]

Do You Know Anyone In It?

In 27 days, on April 2nd, the sixteenth census of the United States, the 1940 US Census, will be released to the public. Due to privacy laws, the census reports are released to the public 72 years after they've been taken. The last one, the 1930 US Census, was released back in 2002. 1940 is not that … [Read more...]

Who Do You Think You Are?

I wrote this for another site, so it may have more general genealogy info than I would have written if it was on this blog. But, you already know about all of this stuff. As you know from other posts and podcasts, I do enjoy genealogy and the research that goes into unraveling my family tree. … [Read more...]

Extra! Extra!

After going out to dinner for our birthday (my wife & I) with my parents last night, we got to talking a bit about genealogy and some stories about my grandparents. It was mentioned that my maternal grandfather was in World War II. I was never sure on this subject since I've heard nothing about. … [Read more...]

Remains of the Unknown

Remains of four people that were found about a decade ago in my home town, while adding on to a local church, were finally laid to rest this week. According to the news article about this, they are believed to be over 100 years old. Over the last decade, they've been trying to figure out who these … [Read more...]

Articles

There are some interesting articles over at the National Geographic's Genographic news site. First Americans Arrived Recently, Settled Pacific Coast, DNA Study Says Rare African DNA Discovered in White British Males Skull Is First Fossil Proof of Human Migration Theory, Study Says I find … [Read more...]

Create your own family website

I ran across this via Lifehacker. It looks to be a website that allows you to create a "family website" including family trees, photos, calendar, and maps. It's called JotSpot Family Site. Use our quick family tree builder to see all the family generations at a glance. Never forget the names of … [Read more...]

It bites back..

It's about time something like this happened. The world needs less of these jerks. I remember when I was a kid, we used to sled down a hill in our local cemetery. It had no headstones on it, it was an empty hill. But, there were always knocked down headstones and stories about kids who used to do … [Read more...]