This Week’s Free Genealogy Lookups

The New Jersey Biographical Index, 1800s Throughout the 1800s, with the development of canals, railroads and eventually roadways, New Jersey secured itself as a major transportation corridor between the Northeast and South. With the creation of the nation’s first factory town, workers from throughout the East coast settled in New Jersey. It continues to be a strong industrial state with links to New York City, Philadelphia, and other key cities in the region. Pennsylvania, 1740-1900 County and Family Histories This database is unique because it provides not only family histories but county histories as well. You can learn, for example,

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The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors

Proven Solutions for Your Research Challenges Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising’s best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. Inside you’ll find: Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration Tips for finding ”missing” ancestors on censuses Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names Methods for finding ancestors who

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Where Did the ‘S’ Come From in Ulysses S. Grant?

Almost everyone has at least a passing familiarity with Ulysses S. Grant, the military and political figure — the general who helped win the Civil War for the Union and later became president of the United States. But there is much more to Grant than the military and the presidency. Just a little research into his past reveals that he was born, not Ulysses S. Grant, but rather Hiram Ulysses Grant on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio. So, where did the “S” come from? The story begins with Grant’s childhood, which was quiet for such a historic figure.

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God Has No Grandchildren (Genetoons Cartoon #06)

Genetoons is a simple, one-panel, Genealogy cartoon for the whole family to enjoy. Using a Genealogical idea or fact, I want the reader to laugh! I hope you enjoy them.


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