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An In-Depth Look at Scottish Census Records 8

Although there were censuses taken prior to 1841, the earlier ones do not provide much in the way of genealogical information, being more an account of numbers of people in any given household, and not named persons. The census records “everyone present in the house on the night” so anyone visiting, away working etc would not be included. Information in […]


WDYTYA: Julie Bowen

On the second episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA)  actress Julie Bowen searches into the past of her family, finding some things she may find difficult. I have read that in this episode we will be visiting the Pritztker Military Library in Chicago. From TLC: On this Sunday’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? at 10/9c on […]


IDG Introduces Ute Brandenburg 6

Ute Brandenburg is pleased to join IDG with her column HEIMATBOTE. In addition to introducing her readers to German records and research strategies, Ute hopes to convey an understanding of German history and geography, as well as regional customs and dialects. She is keenly interested in the mindset of our ancestors in their day and time, and would like to […]


Chit Chat Live: Courteney Cox and More 4

We are thrilled to be back recording Chit Chat Live with our group of genealogy friends. In this episode we make an announcement about the future of our chats (you DO NOT want to miss it)! We also discuss the newest season of TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Courteney Cox. We have a quick and important discussion about […]