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Chit Chat Live: Fun With Tabs   Recently updated !

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and purchase something, The In-Depth Genealogist earns a small amount of money that is used to support our website. A few weeks ago our host, Valerie Eichler Lair, appeared on one of Dear Myrtle’s Hangout On Air to discuss how and why she tabs her book Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown […]


Being Drafted But Not With The NFL   Recently updated !

By 1863 the Civil War was heading into its third year. The overwhelming enthusiasm of young northern men to volunteer had wained considerably. The glory of war faded when soldiers came home disease stricken, missing limbs or not at all. The prospect of a quick, easy victory had vanished and so had the large number of volunteers enlisting to fight […]


The General and I Go Back a Long Way

Last autumn I was ecstatic my daughter and brand new grand baby came to stay with us for a couple weeks while my Naval son-in-law was deployed. You can imagine those precious days spent with the newest leaf on my family tree, showering him with grandma-love, but all good things must come to an end. The time came to drive […]


Chit Chat Live: Interview with Jean Hibben of Genealogy Journeys   Recently updated !

This week we chat with Jean Hibben, 1/2 of the duo that make up Genealogy Journeys. Links discussed in this weeks episode: Genealogy Journeys Genealogy Journeys Podcast Cruise Planners – OConnell Travel Gena and Jean can be reached via email here. Grab your favorite cuppa, sit back and enjoy!   Disclaimer: The following are affiliate links. If you click through […]


Going In-Depth with Irish Wills 1

Original Irish wills were amongst the records destroyed in the Public Records Office fire of 1922. But it is still possible to find copies of some of them, or at least some information about them. As with England and Wales, wills in Ireland were proved by ecclesiastical courts until 1858. After that they were proved by the Probate Courts or […]


Geneachat: Corn as High as an Elephant’s Eye-What Did Your Ancestor Grow? 3

Geneachat: Corn as High as an Elephant’s Eye-What Did Your Ancestor Grow? According to the 1955 musical Oklahoma, one of the descriptions of that beautiful morning was “the corn was as high as an elephant’s eye. Crops, livestock and the land they raised them on have always been important to our ancestors. ((Source: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Oklahoma_(1955_film))) During the month of July, we […]