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The Genealogist in Search of a Character: Looking for Maurice Barrymore

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Ancestry Research, British Genealogy, Broadway theatre stars, Building a Family Tree, California Genealogy, Census, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Newspapers | 0 comments

The Genealogist in Search of a Character: Looking for Maurice Barrymore

Actors may be the ancestors with flair and fortune, creativity and madness. In the Barrymore family, the genealogist will find lots of unusual genealogical tidbits. In this week's blog, our RecordClick family researcher Joan Shurtliff is applauding John Barrymore and his family.

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The Genealogist Can Storm the Archives to Find Info on Blizzards

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Ancestry Research, Census, Czech Genealogy, DNA Genealogy, Expert Interviews, Legacy Books, Lineage Societies, Medical Family Tree, New York Genealogy, School Records, Ship Manifests, Weather History, Wills and Probates | 0 comments

The  Genealogist Can Storm the Archives to Find Info on Blizzards

Many Midwesterners still remember the Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940. It was a cold surprise that began in the afternoon of a rather balmy day. The genealogist will be able to find lots of details on this storm because it was so well reported and changed a few things at the National Weather Service.

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What Does the Genealogy Researcher Do As Ancestral Sites Disappear?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Ancestry Research, Census, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Land Deed Research, New York Genealogy, Newspapers | 0 comments

What Does the Genealogy Researcher Do As Ancestral Sites Disappear?

Every genealogist wants to go home and see the old place. But with all the building and constructing and redoing in America, that old place is often not there. How does the genealogy researcher get a real picture of that home or business or building?

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A Genealogist In Search of Star Stuff and DNA

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Ancestry Research, DNA Genealogy, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Forensic Genealogy, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Genetic Genealogy | 0 comments

A Genealogist In Search of Star Stuff and DNA

Who could ever have imagined that generations of families could be so easily linked by genetic testing? The visionaries could. Now, genealogists have DNA research and genetic genealogy to help with ancestral histories and family trees.

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For the Family History Researcher, The Thomashefsky Family and Michael Tilson Thomas Make It Easy

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Ancestry Research, Broadway theatre stars, Building a Family Tree, Census, Early Census Research, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Finding Living Relatives, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Jewish Genealogy, Newspapers, Polish Genealogy, Russian Genealogy | 0 comments

For the Family History Researcher, The Thomashefsky Family and Michael Tilson Thomas Make It Easy

The search for information on ancestors may be a challenge for the family history researcher sometimes. Yet, when the family and the ancestors are famous, the amount of material can be overwhelming. The 70th birthday of Michael Tilson Thomas in December was just a bit of news in his family tree. The Thomashefsky family has been making music and news in Europe and America for more than a century.

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The Genealogy Researcher Finds Neighborhood and Occupation as well as Names for the Family of Vince Lombardi

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Census, Church Records, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogy, Immigration Research, Italian Genealogy, New York Genealogy | 0 comments

The Genealogy Researcher Finds Neighborhood and Occupation as well as Names for the Family of Vince Lombardi

RecordClick's professional genealogist Joan Shurtliff is used to looking through many a census report. She knows how to find the names. Yet, she also knows that the jobs and addresses listed provide so much insight into how a family was living. The family of Football's Hall of Famer Vince Lombardi is a good example. The documents reveal a lot.

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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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