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A Genealogist Corrects On line Info in Larry David’s Family History

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Ancestry Research, Broadway theatre stars, Census, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogy, German Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy | 0 comments

A Genealogist Corrects On line Info in Larry David’s Family History

Larry David is on Broadway and his online info is abundant. But if you dig a little deeper, his online genealogy info is not all correct. Our RecordClick genealogy researcher did original research and has corrected some things...

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A Family History Researcher Explores Larry David’s Genealogy

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Austrian Genealogy, Broadway theatre stars, Census, Early Census Research, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, German Genealogy, Immigration Research, Jewish Genealogy, New York Genealogy | 0 comments

A Family History Researcher Explores Larry David’s Genealogy

Comedy star Larry David is on Broadway now and the theater is right near Times Square. Isn't it interesting that our RecordClick family history researcher has found that David's great grandmother's sister has the married name of the same family as the New York Times owners' ancestral family?

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A Genealogist Looks at Larry David’s Family

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Ancestry Research, Census, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Jewish Genealogy, New York Genealogy, Polish Genealogy, Russian Genealogy | 0 comments

A Genealogist Looks at Larry David’s Family

The genealogist can always look a bit further into a family's history and find generational repetition. In Larry David's family, our RecordClick genealogist finds some people married later in life, some where born close together and some, like Larry David, were smart and did pretty well.

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What Does the Genealogy Researcher Do As Ancestral Sites Disappear?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Ancestry Research, Family History, Family Search, Genealogists, Genealogy, Land Deed Research | 0 comments

What Does the Genealogy Researcher Do As Ancestral Sites Disappear?

These days, as Americans build and over build, lots of our ancestral homes and buildings are getting torn down and replaced. What's a genealogist to do?

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For this Genealogist: Family and Football–What Could Be Better?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Ancestry Research, Cemeteries and Headstones, Church Records, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Italian Genealogy | 0 comments

For this Genealogist: Family and Football–What Could Be Better?

RecordClick's professional genealogist Jean Shurtliff looks at Football great Vince Lombardi and his family's early days in America. There was no running back. They stayed here and did well.

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For the Genealogy Researcher, the Life of Sandy Koufax is at a Good Pitch

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Census, Death Certificates, Expert Interviews, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Find Birth Parents, Finding Living Relatives, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genetic Genealogy, Jewish Genealogy, Medical Family Tree, New York Genealogy, Newspapers, School Records | 0 comments

For the Genealogy Researcher, the Life of Sandy Koufax is at a Good Pitch

Sandy Koufax, the legendary pitcher, has led a very private life since he retired from baseball. Yet, because he was famous, he has lots of records available. When a genealogy researcher is looking for a celebrity relative, the public trail leaves a lot of room to score big on the research. A search like this is a game-changer.

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Are Super-sized Family Trees the Work of a Genealogy Researcher or a Computer?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Book Reviews, Building a Family Tree, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Find Birth Parents, Finding Living Relatives, Forensic Genealogy, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research | 0 comments

Are Super-sized Family Trees the Work of a Genealogy Researcher or a Computer?

Family trees and lineage charts are what the genealogy researcher does. Now, with the aide of computers and the internet, it seems that things are blossoming. New branches and super-size trees. But is a gigantic family tree like the one Author A.J. Jacobs is compiling--and will present at a gathering in June--really the work of a genealogy researcher or a computer?

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Happy New Year From the Genealogist to the Poet

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Baby Names, British Genealogy, Family History, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Scottish Genealogy | 0 comments

Happy New Year From the Genealogist to the Poet

Christmas is over and everyone has gone home. New Year's Eve is just about here and what comes to mind? Auld Lang Syne, right? Scottish Poet Robert Burns came to the mind of our RecordClick genealogist Joan Shurtliff and she explores his very enduring ways with words...and women.

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Hundred Year-Olds Give the Genealogist a Long Life: Centenarians Abound!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Census, Church Records, Expert Interviews, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Finding Living Relatives, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research | 0 comments

Hundred Year-Olds Give the Genealogist a Long Life: Centenarians Abound!

Most of the ancestors we search for in the 20th century didn't live to be 100. There were maybe 60 or 70 years of their life's records to find. Nowadays, with more centenarians than ever--and even supercentenarians--the genealogist has lots more to do.

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When the Genealogist Comes Across an Unusual Nickname

Posted by on Dec 25, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Baby Names, Family History, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Newspapers, School Records | 0 comments

When the Genealogist Comes Across an Unusual Nickname

Some people's names are down right wacky. Fuzzy? Pip? Moo-Moo? Nicknames like Tom, Jim, Bob or Chaz are nothing compared to some you might find when talking to relatives. Unusual monikers are all around us. The genealogist just has to be listening carefully. Sometimes, it is a family secret that isn't on the documents--and only a few know.

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