Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

Since I began participating in Tonia’s 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog challenge, I have really been looking closely at this blog. At the behind-the-scenes action, if you will. And what I have realized is the obvious: I need to post more often. But there are also other things that could be done to …

Continue reading

Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings blog is one of my favorites. Why? Because he always has something that you can use. Now. Today. No pre-ordering needed! Case in point: yesterday’s blog post, Devier J. Smith in 1880 Agricultural Census. Somewhere in the back of my dusty and cob-webby brain I remembered that Ancestry has some “agricultural” census …

Continue reading

A bit more GenealogyBank searching for Dovie and her host of husbands, didn’t find anything new. I did download several obits for some more-recent relatives from GenealogyBank’s America’s Obituaries section. Nothing new here either, just “devil-in-the-details”-type stuff. I have downloaded a lot of images relating to Dovie/husbands in the past few days that needed to …

Continue reading

Beyond the obvious benefit of it being a great way to document my research, it’s also a great way to meet new “cousins”! Since began this blog 4 years ago, I have met several “cousins” online. These people have seen my posts about my different ancestors and recognized something in particular (be it a name …

Continue reading