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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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When the Genealogist Likes to Write

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Genealogy | 0 comments

When the Genealogist Likes to Write

You think your family has stories? Jacob M. Appel's family also has them. And his colorful, poignant writing does what every genealogist hopes to do: bring voice, color and joy to the genealogy research.

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For Veteran’s Day, A Genealogist Looks at the Congressional Medal of Honor and A Soldier…Lest We Forget

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Census, Civil War, Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, World War I | 0 comments

For Veteran’s Day, A Genealogist Looks at the Congressional Medal of Honor and A Soldier…Lest We Forget

Veterans who win the Medal of Honor are famous, right? Our genealogist Joan Shurtliff finds that some regular people have been honored, too. Bravery has no bounds--and neither does the Medal of Honor.

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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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