German research conference deadline and WWI enemy alien registrations

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 1 is the final registration day for the 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference. You may register any time Saturday before registration is closed at midnight. Join 650+ fellow German genealogists in Minneapolis on July 28, 29 and 30, 2017! Choose from over 70 presentations! Watch these special greetings from Dirk Weissleder in […]

Scholarships for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) in January 2018

News from SLIG! SLIG Scholarship Opportunities Planning to attend the January 2018 SLIG? There are several scholarship opportunities available for SLIG students. SLIG Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship Deadline June 20, 2017 Named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, whose legacy of service to the genealogical community covered more than 50 years, this full-tuition scholarship will […]

Packing list tips for GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh)

I promised a few people I would share a packing list for this summer’s GRIP. I am teaching the week of July 16-21 in my intermediate level course. People seem to know that I like to be prepared for just about anything. Of course, your packing list will differ depending on whether you fly or […]

Revisiting previously searched genealogy databases and the surprising result!

This afternoon I set aside a couple hours for my own research. I rechecked a specific database on Ancestry.com,  U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925. Once again, I searched all my ancestral and collateral surnames from that time period. Whose passport did I find? Nobody’s. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Nil. Zero. I know that passports were not required […]