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  • Going In-Depth: October 2015 (PDF)

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    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Family Reunions: “An Introduction to Family Reunions” by Jenny Cowen
    • Blooms and Branches: “Bringing Children into the Worlds of History and Genealogy” by Katie Andrews Potter
    • Jewish Genealogy: “It Takes Chutzpah* to do Jewish DNA Research” by Jennifer Alford
    • Across the Pond: “Worshipful Company of Fishmongers” by Julie Goucher
    • South of the Border: “When Graveyards Disappear: Mexico City’s Cemetery of Nuestra Senora de los Angeles” by Laura Martinez
    • Beyond the Obituaries: “There’s More at The Cemetery Than Tombstones!” by Debbie Carder Mayes
    • Stories from the Battlefield: “The Healing Power of Stories” by Jennifer Holik
    • Doing It Ourselves: “Sparkling in the Sparkle City- Spartanburg, South Carolina” by Larry Naukam
    • In Search of Your Scottish Roots: “Researching Death, Burial, Cremation and Lair Records in Scotland” by Christine Woodcock
    • Genealogy Solutions: “You Should be Writing This Down! The Power of the Written Word” by Leslie Drewitz
    • Getting Started: “The 1900 Census” by Jenny Lanctot
    • German Rootseekers: “Maps! Maps! Maps!” by Ursula Krause
  • Cover of Going In-Depth Magazine: September 2015

    Going In-Depth: September 2015 (PDF)

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    • Indian Territory Genealogy: “DNA Testing for Native American Ancestry” by Liz Walker
    • Timeless Territories: “Researching Land Records in the State-Land States” by Michelle Goodrum
    • Going Dutch: “From the Cradle to the Grave: Civil Registration in the Netherlands” by John Boeren
    • Across the Pond: “Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters” by Julie Goucher
    • Genealogy Solutions: “The Ishmaels… and why they make me cry” by Leslie Drewitz
    • Remembering Olde New England: “Voyage of the Mayflower” by Jacky Gamble
    • Blooms and Branches: “Why Start When They’re Young? Beginning Genealogy with Kids” by Katie Andrews Potter
    • Stories from the Battlefield: “Have Our World War II Dead and Missing Been Forgotten?” by Jennifer Holik
    • In The Land of The Maple Leaf: “A Crash Course on the Confederation of Canada” by Kathryn Lake Hogan, UE, PLCGS
  • Going In-Depth: August 2015 (PDF)

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    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Across the Pond: “Worshipful Company of Gunsmiths” by Julie Goucher
    • Genealogy Downunder: “Family Angst Revealed in Probate Records” by Shauna Hicks
    • The Emerald Isle: “What will we do when we finish researching?” by Jim Ryan
    • Genealogy Solutions: “Applied Methodology… And Why It works!” by Leslie Drewitz
    • The Heritage Tourist: “This is the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor” by Dr. Bill Smith
    • A Peek Behind the Scenes of “Who Do You Think You Are?” by Shannon Combs-Bennett
    • In Search of Your Scottish Roots: “The Genealogical Gems Held at the National Library of Scotland” by Christine Woodcock
    • Stories from the Battlefield: “Two Minutes of Silence. Honoring the War Dead in the Netherlands” by Jennifer Holik
    • Getting Started: “The 1910 Census” by Jenny Lanctot
    • Doing It Ourselves: “Scéalta ó chroí – na litreacha an tionscadail 1916 (Tales from the heart – the letters of 1916 project)” by Larry Naukam
    • German Rootseekers: “Finding The Place Where Your Roots Are” by Ursula Krause
  • Going In-Depth: July 2015

    Going In-Depth: July 2015 (PDF)

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    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Getting Started: “The 1920 Census” by Jenny Lanctot
    • Doing It Ourselves: “Run Silent, Run Deep: The Work of Sub Vet Paul” by Larry Naukam
    • Genealogy Solutions: “Gravestone Markers: Do You Know Your Symbols? And Other Stuff…” by Leslie Drewitz
    • German Rootseekers: “Home, Sweet Home” by Ursula Krause
    • Stories from the Battlefield: “World War II Research Q&A” by Jennifer Holik
    • Remember the Ladies: “Researching the Life of a Spinster” by Gena Philibert-Ortega
    • Indian Territory Genealogy: “Visiting Indian Territory” by Liz Walker
    • The Heritage Tourist: “Let’s Explore the Schuylkill River” by Dr. Bill Smith
    • Genealogy Downunder: “Headstones as Genealogy Clues” by Shauna Hicks
    • Across the Pond: “Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths” by Julie Goucher
    • Index of Surnames/ Places/ Subjects

     

     

     

  • Bundle of IDG E-books

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    A great deal for you!  Get all six of our PDF e-books in one bundle.  Get “Ancestors in a Nation Divided”, “A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington, D.C. Area”, “Digging for Ancestors”, “A Genealogist’s Guide to Richmond, Virginia”, “A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois”, and “A Genealogist’s Guide to Boston, Massachusetts.”

  • Going In-Depth: June 2015 (PDF)

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    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Getting Started: “The 1920 Census” by Jenny Lanctot
    • Doing It Ourselves: “Run Silent, Run Deep: The Work of Sub Vet Paul” by Larry Naukam
    • Genealogy Solutions: “Gravestone Markers: Do You Know Your Symbols? And Other Stuff…” by Leslie Drewitz
    • German Rootseekers: “Home, Sweet Home” by Ursula Krause
    • Stories from the Battlefield: “World War II Research Q&A” by Jennifer Holik
    • Remember the Ladies: “Researching the Life of a Spinster” by Gena Philibert-Ortega
    • Indian Territory Genealogy: “Visiting Indian Territory” by Liz Walker
    • The Heritage Tourist: “Let’s Explore the Schuylkill River” by Dr. Bill Smith
    • Genealogy Downunder: “Headstones as Genealogy Clues” by Shauna Hicks
    • Across the Pond: “Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths” by Julie Goucher
    • Index of Surnames/ Places/ Subjects

     

     

     

  • Going In-Depth Magazine: May 2015

    Going In-Depth: May 2015 (PDF)

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    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Genealogy Downunder: “Burial Records as Genealogy Clues” by Shauna Hicks
    • The Heritage Tourist: “Explore the Oil Region National Heritage Area” by Dr. Bill Smith
    • In Search of Your Scottish Roots: “Digging Deeper With ScotlandsPlaces” by Christine Woodcock
    • Timeless Territories: “Challenges in Surveying Western Lands” by Michelle Goodrum
    • Across the Pond: “Worshipful Company of Butchers” by Julie Goucher
    • Genealogy Solutions: “’If it walks like a duck…’ How Strong is Your Proof Argument?” by Leslie Drewitz
    • Remembering Olde New England: “New England Ghost Towns” by Jacky Gamble
    • Stories from the Battlefield: “Navigating Additional Naval Records for George T. Howe, Jr.” by Jennifer Holik

     

     

  • An In-Brief Guide to Researching with the Dawes Rolls

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    The Dawes enrollment was about land.  It was created to divide the Indian Territory tribal lands into individually owned allotments and pave the way for Oklahoma Statehood.  The land had been given to the tribes in a series of treaties that promised, as author and historian Angie Debo quoted, would be theirs “as long as the waters run, as long as the grass grows”. But that promise like many others was eventually broken.

    The Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory was created for the purpose of allotting the land.  It is commonly called the Dawes rolls because Senator, Henry Laurens Dawes of Massachusetts headed up the Commission that produced the rolls.

    The Dawes roll is a census of the Five “Civilized” Tribes (Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole) and it was taken in Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) between 1898-1906.  The term “Civilized” is an archaic one which was used to differentiate them from the tribes who lived in more traditional ways.  The Five Tribes, lived as many people of European descent did.  They were farmers and businessmen, lived in permanent homes, built schools, and many of them owned slaves.

    The In-Brief Guide to Researching with the Dawes Rolls contains History, Indian Removal, Organization of the Dawes Commission, Requirements for the Dawes Rolls, Using the Dawes Rolls, and recommended resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.

     

     

  • An In-Brief Guide to Researching Your Civil War Ancestors

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    With the observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we have seen commemorations of various battles on the nightly news or even attended events locally. Remembering the bloody battle at Antietam or the widely known battle at Gettysburg piques our interest in life during that time. The continuing programs and events which pay tribute to those men who served may have prompted you to wonder whether your ancestor had a part in one of the most significant events in our country’s history. If your ancestors lived in this country during the mid-19th century, the answer to this is more than likely a resounding – Yes!

    Nearly 3 million men from both the north and south fought in the war. It’s been widely accepted that between 600,000 to 660,000 men from both sides died between 1861 and 1865, but new research puts the number higher – maybe as high as 750,000 men who perished during those four years. All these men left their homes, families and all that they knew to fight for their beliefs. With such a large percentage of the population participating in the Civil War, it’s more than likely one, if not several, of your ancestors fought.

    The In-Brief Guide to Researching your Civil War Ancestors contains Where to Start, History of Regiments, Civil War Pensions, Compiled Military Service Records, Courthouse Records, Civil War Draft Registrations, Special Enumerations, Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and many other recommended resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.

     

     

  • An In-Brief Guide to Researching Your Jewish Ancestors

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    When faced with the research of a Jewish ancestor, it may seem a daunting task. We think of the Holocaust and the incredible destruction of lives, synagogues, and cemeteries in Europe and wonder, why should I even try? Then there is the myth that immigrants had their names changed at Ellis Island and so our Jewish ancestors are nearly impossible to research. All of these things scare off many Jews from researching their family and discovering there actually is a great deal of information “out there.” Since 1654, millions of Jews fled Europe for the United States. Though the Jewish people have been moving steadily around the world since 586 BC, there are a number of great resources which can assist in genealogical research.

    The In-Brief Guide to Researching Your Jewish Ancestors contains Timeline of Jewish History, What does it mean to be Jewish, Migration Patterns, Key Records, Research Strategies, and many recommended resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.

     

  • An In-Brief Guide to Researching the Forbidden

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    Every family has a story, some are shared and others are swept under the rug. Concern for the feelings of living family members, as well as the fear of what the public might think, are just a few of the reasons for keeping stories hidden. Some people know the sins of the past, while others stumble upon them while researching. The question then becomes: Do we share these secrets? If we decide to share what we have uncovered, then how will it affect the ones we love? As genealogists, every story should be recorded regardless of whether or not you decide to share the story with family and/or friends. These stories are a part of our family’s lives and could unlock the clues as to why we are the way we are today.

    The In-Brief Guide to Researching the Forbidden contains research strategies, record types, terminology, recommended resources and more. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device.
  • Going In-Depth: March 2015 (PDF)

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    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Ephemeral Heritage: “Family Reunion Generations Tree: Where Do I Fit?” by Jennifer Shoer
    • The Heritage Tourist: “Come Visit the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor!” by Dr. Bill Smith
    • Genealogy Solutions: “’If I Were a Rich Man…’ When Costs Matter and How to Cut Them” by Leslie Drewitz
    • In Search of Your Scottish Roots: “The Passenger Vessels Acts” by Christine Woodcock
    • Ask Ephraim: Ephraim McGettigan
    • Genealogy Downunder: “An Introduction to Genealogy Downunder” by Shauna Hicks
    • Remembering Olde New England: “New England’s Great Migration” by Jacky Gamble
    • The Emerald Isle: “Irish Clandestine Marriages” by Jim Ryan
    • Stories from the Battlefield: “Reconstructing Service Using Records Created in the Field” by Jennifer Holik
    • Doing It Ourselves: “Wayne Co., NY Digitization of Funeral Home Records” by Larry Naukam
    • Across the Pond: “Worshipful Company of Carman” by Julie Goucher
  • Going In-Depth: April 2015 (PDF)

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    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Across the Pond: “Worshipful Company of Grocers” by Julie Goucher
    • German Rootseekers: “I’m a Genealogist- What’s That?” by Ursula Krause
    • Stories from the Battlefield: “Navigating the World War II Service of Navy Pilot George T. Howe, Jr.” by Jennifer Holik
    • Doing It Ourselves: “Louisiana Scanning” by Larry Naukam
    • Timeless Territories: “Gunter’s Chain & its Effect on Researching Your Ancestors’ Land Records” by Michelle Goodrum
    • The Heritage Tourist: “Have You Considered the Erie Canal Lately?” by Dr. Bill Smith
    • Ephemeral Heritage: “In Support of Creating Ephemera: A Digital Dark Age” by Jennifer Shoer
    • Genealogy Solutions: “Auntie Has a Hobby~ Whooo Boy, Now What?” by Leslie Drewitz
    • Getting Started: “The 1930 Census” by Jenny Lanctot
    • Genealogy Downunder: “Funeral Notices as Genealogy Clues” by Shauna Hicks
    • Indian Territory Genealogy: “Indian Origin Myths” by Liz Walker

     

  • Going In-Depth: February 2015 (PDF)

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    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Genealogy Solutions: “Genealogy Serendipity… Are We Being Led?” by Leslie Drewitz
    • Remember the Ladies: “Researching Your Female Ancestor’s Life in the Archives” by Gena Philibert-Ortega
    • Doing It Ourselves: “How They Are Doing it for Themselves in Collin County, Texas” by Larry Naukam
    • Across the Pond: “The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries” by Julie Goucher
    • Indian Territory Genealogy: “Tracing Your Indian Territory Ancestors” by Liz Walker
    • Stories from the Battlefield : “Exploring the Service of World War II U.S. Marine Corps Private William F. Cowart” by Jennifer Holik
    • Getting Started: “The 1940 Census” by Jenny Lanctot
    • Ephemeral Heritage: “Reflecting Our Audience in Our Heritage Presentations: Sharing with Those with Memory Loss” by Jennifer Shoer
    • The Heritage Tourist: “Diversity is Abundant in the Muscle Shoals NHA” by Dr. Bill Smith
  • Going In-Depth: Jan. 2015

    Going In-Depth: January 2015 (PDF)

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    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • The Emerald Isle: “Census Search Forms as a Resource for Irish Research” by Jim Ryan
    • Stories from the Battlefield : “Start the Year off Right! Get Organized!” by Jennifer Holik
    • In Search of Your Scottish Roots: “Walking Through Medieval History” by Christine Woodcock
    • Ephemeral Heritage: “The Project Life App: A New Way to Share Your Heritage” by Jennifer Shoer
    • The Heritage Tourist: “A Visit to South Park National Heritage Area in Colorado” by Dr. Bill Smith
    • Across the Pond: “Occupations and Livery Companies” by Julie Goucher
    • Doing It Ourselves: “Ask Granny!” by Larry Naukam
    • Remembering Olde New England: “Who Were the Shakers?” by Jacky Gamble
    • Genealogy Solutions: “What’s All the Hubbub About? Professionals vs Hobbyists- and the Priorities Between the Two” by Leslie Drewitz
  • Going In-Depth: December 2014 (PDF)

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    Here’s what is in this issue of the magazine:

    • Citing African Ancestry: “Using Community Clues to Learn About Your Ancestry” by Robin Foster
    • Getting Started: “You’ve Got to Start Somewhere” by Jenny Lanctot
    • Genealogy Solutions: “Collection Management: Is Your House the Family History Repository” by Leslie Drewitz
    • Across the Pond: “The Plague of London” by Julie Goucher
    • Timeless Territories: “Anatomy of a Deed” by Michelle Goodrum
    • The Heritage Tourist: “’The Great Migration’ from the Mississippi Delta Region” by Dr. Bill Smith
    • In Search of Your Scottish Roots: “What Clan Do I Belong To?” by Christine Woodcock
    • Doing It Ourselves: “Part Two: Must Do’s” by Larry Naukam