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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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For The Genealogist: Harriet Tubman, the Lady, the Land and Her Legacy

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in African American Genealogy, Ancestry Research, Death Certificates, Family History, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Land Deed Research, Newspapers, Wills and Probates | 0 comments

For The Genealogist: Harriet Tubman, the Lady, the Land and Her Legacy

Harriet Tubman Davis was an amazing force in our country's journey out of slavery and beyond. Ms. Tubman's 90 years of accomplishments include land purchases. Our RecordClick genealogist Joan Shurtliff verifies--and corrects--her details.

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Fireworks History and Genealogy of the Families Who Go BOOM! Part 1

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Ancestry Research, Family History, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Italian Genealogy, Newspapers | 0 comments

Fireworks History and Genealogy of the Families Who Go BOOM!  Part 1

Is it just a big bang theory to say that the genealogy of fireworks families shows generations of pyrotechnical experts? But the families that helped develop these amazing spectacles were originally just of royal lineage. RecordClick does some family history research into who began and who continues the business of setting the sky ablaze.

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The Genealogy of Wills and Probates Made Understandable: Looking at the Will of Frederick Douglass

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Family History, Family Search, Family Tree, Genealogists, Genealogy, Genealogy Research, Genealogy Terms and Definitions, Wills and Probates | 0 comments

The Genealogy of Wills and Probates Made Understandable: Looking at the Will of Frederick Douglass

Wondering how to find your inheritance? Whether your ancestors had a will or not depends on a number of things, including whether they had any possessions. Our RecordClick genealogist Joan Shurtliff makes wills and probates more understandable for all the genealogy researchers out there who are waiting for their "ship to come in."

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