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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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The Genealogy Researcher Goes to Jail: The Records Are A Good Resource

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Genealogy | 0 comments

The Genealogy Researcher Goes to Jail: The Records Are A Good Resource

We all know that everyone in the family wasn't perfect. Yet, even the smallest offenses are recorded in court records. For the genealogy researcher, criminal records are a great place to find details. RecordClick professional genealogist Joan Shurtliff tells you where you can literally find the trials and tribulations of your ancestors.

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Joan Rivers: A Genealogy Researcher Finds Ancestral Origins of That Amazing Brain

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Building a Family Tree, Death Certificates, Family History, Family Search, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Jewish Genealogy, Newspapers, Russian Genealogy, School Records | 0 comments

Joan Rivers: A Genealogy Researcher Finds Ancestral Origins of That Amazing Brain

Joan Rivers genealogy shows ancestral ties to a place of scholarship and great minds. Our RecordClick genealogist looks at the easily available records to link Joan's brilliant brain with others in her past. There are also some interesting mistakes in the genealogical records that we correct. In memory of our favorite groundbreaking comedian. May her memory be for a blessing.

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Genealogy of Fireworks, Part 3: The Gruccis, America’s First Family of Fireworks

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Death Certificates, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Italian Genealogy, New York Genealogy, Newspapers | 0 comments

Genealogy of Fireworks, Part 3: The Gruccis, America’s First Family of Fireworks

Fireworks are tricky business. Yet, lighting up the skies is the work of the Grucci Family for six generations now. When it is all in the family, a genealogist can have a bit of a blast looking at the family tree of the "First Family of Fireworks".

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O Say Can You See The Genealogy Of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in American Revolution, Ancestry Research, Civil War, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Newspapers | 0 comments

O Say Can You See The Genealogy Of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

The Star-Spangled Banner is 200 years old in September. The author, Francis Scott Key, has genealogy information that's widely known. Our RecordClick professional genealogist Joan Shurtliff as the wonderful family history researcher that she is always looks beyond the obvious. For our genealogy research fans, she's found the origins of the actual song. Now isn't this nice harmony for our melody?!

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Genealogy of Fireworks Part 2: US Fireworks Business Is Still All in the Family for Many

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Building a Family Tree, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Italian Genealogy | 0 comments

Genealogy of Fireworks Part 2: US Fireworks Business Is Still All in the Family for Many

Lighting up the skies is a family business. Passed down from generation to generation, and not without dangers, fireworks are still practiced as a trade brought over from Italy and Portugal by their great great great grandfathers. The genealogy of these families lights up many a branch of their family trees.

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Our Genealogy Researcher Finds Historical Markers Are Everywhere

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in American Revolution, Ancestry Research, Cemeteries and Headstones, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, New Jersey Genealogy | 0 comments

Our Genealogy Researcher Finds Historical Markers Are Everywhere

History and genealogy are forever linked. RecordClick's Joan Shurtliff shares her love of Historical Markers with our readers. You may be surprised at how many you've already seen. You may be interested to know how important these preservation reminders are for the genealogy researcher.

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