Remember that promised September 1st announcement? Here it is. Hint: railroad workers

I apologize for not fulfilling my promise. It’s not my fault. I searched and searched on Thursday and Friday for the link I needed to give you. Nowhere. Nada. I didn’t receive the email from Ancestry that would have given the link. It was also not on the Ancestry related FB pages then. Neither was […]

Ancestry Academy courses: expert info on timelines, pensions, Native Americans, and more

The number of course offerings at Ancestry Academy continues to grow.  The categories and how many courses in each are listed below. Ancestry Products (14) Includes many areas of what Ancestry has to offer. Records (14) Includes early censuses, military pension applications, and the 1940 census! Methodology and Skills (8) Includes timelines obituaries, and resources […]

FREE genealogy database news for Labor Day weekend

A few tidbits that are really nice to know about. I already found one family will in the FREE Ancestry offering. It’s the will of Gottried Rohr of Watertown, Wisconsin. He is my Great Great Great Step Grandfather. He married my Maria (Kuschke) Fischer in Germany after her husband died. From the New England Historic […]

No great danger of her ever marrying again

The War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Records are filled with family details.  These records are housed at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, they are in deteriorating condition. William Lamson served in the War of 1812 in a New York militia unit led by Captain Cornelius Dubois. His War of 1812 Pension […] adds Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940

A collection now digitized and on may prevent me from cleaning house on Monday.  I had heard these records held by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) were in the process of being digitized. I regularly check the “New Records” section on my main Ancestry page and shouldn’t have done so right now […]