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A Genealogy Researcher Looks at Missing Names in the Families of Stars Idina Menzel and Sophia Loren

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Church Records, Family Search, Family Tree, Find Birth Parents, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Italian Genealogy | 0 comments

A Genealogy Researcher Looks at Missing Names in the Families of Stars Idina Menzel and Sophia Loren

It is well known that Sophia Loren was born out of wedlock. This impacted her family history profoundly. For the genealogy researcher, when there is a missing marriage certificate or no listed father or other unusual blips in the research, what does one do?

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An Unbroken Subject for the Genealogist: WWII Hero Louis Zamperini and His Strong Links to the Family Chain

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Building a Family Tree, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Italian Genealogy, Newspapers, World War I | 0 comments

An Unbroken Subject for the Genealogist: WWII Hero Louis Zamperini and His Strong Links to the Family Chain

Angelina Jolie's new film Unbroken features the heroic story of World War II hero Louis Zamperini. Our RecordClick professional genealogist Joan Shurtliff has found that his Italian immigrant family provided fortitude and longevity which impacted his life.

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Our Genealogist Loves Christmas–and Crooner Andy Williams

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Census, Early Census Research, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Blogs, Genealogy Research, Genealogy TV shows, Newspapers | 0 comments

Our Genealogist Loves Christmas–and Crooner Andy Williams

Holiday season is about family and place. America's favorite Christmas-time special was always with Andy Williams and his family. RecordClick genealogist Joan Shurtliff looks at the Iowa roots of this music legend.

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Cranberries Didn’t Get Bogged Down in Limited Lineage, Notes this Genealogy Researcher

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in American Revolution, Ancestry Research, British Genealogy, Building a Family Tree, Early Census Research, Expert Interviews, Family History, Family Search, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Immigration Research, Lineage Societies, Native American | 0 comments

Cranberries Didn’t Get Bogged Down in Limited Lineage, Notes this Genealogy Researcher

You'd think the ancestor who was quiet and a little bitter would have faded away. But not in America! That's where that one little ancestor strikes it rich and becomes soooooo popular, improving the family's lineage adding so many different types of descendants. Our RecordClick genealogy researcher thinks the Cranberry has an American dream story, too. Just like some of our family members.

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Want A Great Holiday Gift? Hire A RecordClick Genealogist

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Expert Interviews, Family History, Family Search, Genealogical Societies, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Blogs, Genealogy Research, Genealogy Terms and Definitions, Genealogy TV shows | 0 comments

Want A Great Holiday Gift? Hire A RecordClick Genealogist

Genealogy is a gift you give to yourself and your family. And you don't have to do it all on your own. Even our RecordClick experts know this! In today's blog, our professional genealogist Joan Shurtliff reminds us that when you work with our RecordClick family history researchers, you get the gift that keeps on giving.--for generations!

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Part 3: Disasters May Help the Genealogy Researcher; Not So Welcomed by a Star like Bill Cosby

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Building a Family Tree, Death Certificates, Expert Interviews, Family History, Family Search, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Newspapers, School Records, Wills and Probates | 0 comments

Part 3: Disasters May Help the Genealogy Researcher; Not So Welcomed by a Star like Bill Cosby

When the family of entertainer Bill Cosby lost their only son in 1977, the Cosby family tree was cut short and it was another disaster in the life of Bill Cosby. For the genealogy researcher, disaster can mean good records. For a person, disaster can mean--heartache, setback and life at its most challenging.

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A Genealogy Researcher Looks At Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims, Native Americans–Beyond the Mayflower

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in American Revolution, Ancestry Research, Family History, Family Search, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Immigration Research, Lineage Societies, Ship Manifests, Virginia Genealogy | 0 comments

A Genealogy Researcher Looks At Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims, Native Americans–Beyond the Mayflower

Thanksgiving makes us think of the Pilgrims, the Mayflower and the Native Americans all having a great feast. Yet, there were more settlers than just the people who came over on the Mayflower. Many ships came and there were numerous Native Americans who helped the settlers. Every one of them has descendants. We are giving thanks to our RecordClick genealogy researcher Joan Shurtliff for remembering the additional people who helped settle our nation.

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Looking For Resources, Genealogist? Check Out a Library

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Census, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Land Deed Research, Legacy Books | 0 comments

Looking For Resources, Genealogist? Check Out a Library

Every genealogist knows that the search is the biggest part of the process. That search for details, documents, records, of all types. Our RecordClick genealogist Joan Shurtliff knows where those records are! In the LIBRARY, of course. And the library she may just like the most is the Library of Congress.

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For a Genealogist, the Obituaries are Already Heaven

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Building a Family Tree, Death Certificates, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Newspapers, School Records | 0 comments

For a Genealogist, the Obituaries are Already Heaven

Some have said that the obituary section of the paper is one of the most well-read parts. Why? Are we all morbidly curious? No. The genealogist loves them because the obituaries provide so much historical and personal information. All in one place. And that is gold for the genealogist...

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Our Genealogy Researcher Finds Swimmer Michael Phelps’ Ancestors Are Pooled in West Virginia

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Building a Family Tree, Census, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Blogs, Genealogy Research | 0 comments

Our Genealogy Researcher Finds Swimmer Michael Phelps’ Ancestors Are Pooled in West Virginia

He swam into the record books and we wondered if other people in Michael Phelps's family were amazing swimmers. RecordClick genealogist Joan Shurtliff has found that they weren't. His ancestors were every day working people in West Virginia.

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