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A Genealogy Researcher in Oz: Lions and Tigers and Bears…and Witches…Oh, my!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Census, Family History, Family Search, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Newspapers | 0 comments

A Genealogy Researcher in Oz: Lions and Tigers and Bears…and Witches…Oh, my!

Our RecordClick genealogist Joan Shurtliff isn't scared of witches. For this Halloween, she looks right at one and sees a lot. Oz's Wicked Witch of the West, played by Margaret Hamilton didn't have a terrifying family history. Genealogists will see that they were nothing like the characters in Oz. Instead, they were a rather fancy family from Cleveland.

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The Genealogist Knows That When the Frost Is On The Punkin’, It’s Time For Genealogy…

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Book Reviews, Civil War, Family History, Family Search, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Nebraska Genealogy, World War I | 0 comments

The Genealogist Knows That When the Frost Is On The Punkin’, It’s Time For Genealogy…

Writer James Whitcomb Riley's poems have delighted our genealogist Joan Shurtliff for her entire life. As for many a genealogy researcher, our RecordClick genealogist has made new discoveries about her own family through researching the family of her favorite poet.

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A Genealogy Researcher Gives Her Regards To The Internet Broadway Database

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Broadway theatre stars, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogy | 0 comments

A Genealogy Researcher Gives Her Regards To The Internet Broadway Database

Every genealogist hopes to find someone famous in the family. A Broadway star, a legend, a talent. RecordClick genealogy researcher Joan Shurtliff has located a terrific on line archive that may produce some surprise credits for those looking into their ancestry.

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For a Genealogy Researcher, Baltimore, Baseball and Babe Ruth is the Best

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Census, Church Records, Death Certificates, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, German Genealogy, Immigration Research | 0 comments

For a Genealogy Researcher, Baltimore, Baseball and Babe Ruth is the Best

You can't think of fall and not have your mind fill with thoughts of baseball and the World Series. Then you have the World Series and baseball and thoughts of the legendary Babe Ruth are inevitable. Our RecordClick genealogist Joan Shurtliff takes a look at the Babe's family. George Herman Ruth, Jr. still provides home runs in the genealogy department when it comes to Baltimore, ancestry and family history research.

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The 90-Year Old YouTube Dancer: A Genealogy Researcher Finds Swing Dancer Jean Phelps Veloz and Her Family History

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Ancestry Research, California Genealogy, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research | 0 comments

The 90-Year Old YouTube Dancer: A Genealogy Researcher Finds Swing Dancer Jean Phelps Veloz and Her Family History

When the 90- year old dancer first appeared on YouTube, she was gorgeous, talented and everyone wondered who she was. RecordClick genealogist Joan Shurtliff finds out that the YouTube sensation is one of America's great Swing Dancers. Our professional genealogist finds dancer Jean Phelps Veloz also has ancestral ties to the City of Angels.

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Can You Legally Marry a Cousin? A Genealogy Researcher Finds Out

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in DNA Genealogy, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Finding Living Relatives, Genealogy, Genetic Genealogy | 0 comments

Can You Legally Marry a Cousin?  A Genealogy Researcher Finds Out

In biblical times, everyone married a cousin. In some countries, still, this is the preferred way. For the genealogy researcher in the U.S.A., it will depend on what state you're in and what type of cousin you're looking at.

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A Genealogy Researcher Discovers Disasters, Part 2: Doris Day and Her Heartaches

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogy, German Genealogy, Newspapers | 0 comments

A Genealogy Researcher Discovers Disasters, Part 2: Doris Day and Her Heartaches

Only a genealogy researcher knows for sure. Disasters, while well documented, are often hidden by families, hushed up, never shown in public. When you are in the spotlight like America's popular actress Doris Day, life's disasters become even that much more public. Our RecordClick genealogist looks at the many private heartaches Ms. Day has had and highlights the benefit of such records for the family history researcher.

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A Genealogy Researcher Looks in the Shadow of Louis Armstrong’s Fame and Finds His Family

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in African American Genealogy, Ancestry Research, Building a Family Tree, Death Certificates, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research | 0 comments

A Genealogy Researcher Looks in the Shadow of Louis Armstrong’s Fame and Finds His Family

Louis Armstrong was a wonderful, famous musician. His genealogical roots run deep. Our RecordClick genealogy researcher Joan Shurtliff finds lots of questions about his ancestors' details because when you're famous, the family sometimes remains in the shadows.

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When Disasters Strike, the Genealogy Researcher Cleans Up

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Death Certificates, Expert Interviews, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Newspapers | 0 comments

When Disasters Strike, the Genealogy Researcher Cleans Up

Disasters are just awful. There are so many--floods, crashes, fires, hurricanes, business failures, medical emergencies. This list goes on. BUT, disasters are recorded. They are covered in so many ways. This makes them a terrific thing in an odd way. The genealogy researcher will understand...

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From the Wish List of this Genealogy Researcher: An Archive Finding Aid

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Genealogy | 0 comments

From the Wish List of this Genealogy Researcher: An Archive Finding Aid

When RecordClick's professional genealogist Joan Shurtliff searches for information, she is thorough and diligent. Yet, even she has a wish list that includes ways for archives to make things more clear and simple. If only archives and other holders of precious information such as historical societies had the type of online presence that our very experienced genealogist suggests...

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