Monthly Archives: December 2014

Marriage and Divorce Statute Digests, Courtesy of the Bureau of the Census

What was the most popular cause given for a divorce filed by a husband from 1867 to 1906? Was the same cause predominant in divorces when the wife was the plaintiff?

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Fishing in Another Pond Update

Since I mailed my Ancestry DNA kit on December 8th, I have checked my DNA page on their website daily. Obsessively, I suppose.

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CSIG: Teacher Spotlight

I will coordinate a course, The Advancing Genealogist: Research Standards, Tools, and Records, at the Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy (CSIG), in Galesburg, Illinois, from 28 May to 1 June 2015.

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Calling at the Newberry

A fellow genealogist from another part of the country recently asked about the Newberry Library in Chicago. They wanted to know what it was like, and if it was a really cool place to do research. Oh, yes. There is … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA: Fishing in Another Pond

I’ve heard many times that when doing DNA testing for genealogy it is best to fish in all DNA ponds.

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Reading List: The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade

I’ve lent it several times, but my book’s lending days are over. It takes a long time for it to come back home. The Girls Who Went Away is powerful enough to linger with its readers.

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The Missing Post, and $69 DNA kits

Yep. It’s missing. Instead of correcting my latest post, I’m writing a new one.

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