Monthly Archives: October 2021

Advancing Your Writing: National Novel Writing Month

There has been a National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) event held every November since 1999. The goal? Write 50,000 words in November (about 1,667 words a day). A number of genealogists are rebels and use the opportunity to focus … Continue reading

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Homesteading in Missouri, and Introducing Historic Missouri Law

An affidavit in a canceled Howell County, Missouri, homestead claim is one of two records found providing the 1870 death date of Elizabeth (Eyster) Loy. The other was in a second homestead file.

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Advancing Your Education: Free Webinar on French-Canadian Research

If you have French-Canadian ancestry or connections, you might want to attend a free online presentation on that topic this Thursday, 28 October 2021!

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Fabulous Finds: Dr. Elizabeth Mathews

Unusual is one description for the past 19+ months. The pandemic forced changes that impacted even genealogical research and learning. Closed repositories, travel restrictions, transitions to online learning, and potential time spent staring at the walls sent many a genealogist … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic Dakota Territory and South Dakota Statutory Law

It is fitting to add a historic South Dakota statutory law page after the addition of the same for North Dakota. It was impossible to not build a Dakota Territory page. The Dakota Territory page rehashes some information on the … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic North Dakota Statutes

A side branch of my family headed to North Dakota seeking their fortune. Evidently, they had poor timing. One relative’s death certificate has in the place of an undertaker’s name, “Buried by family.” It is suspected that they were unable … Continue reading

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Free Webinar Tonight (10.19.2021), Case Study Including Y-DNA

Legacy Family Tree Webinars is known for their well-stocked library of webinars that educate genealogists around the globe. Legacy hosts a monthly Board for Certification of Genealogists® (BCG) series webinar. This month’s free webinar airs tonight at 7PM CDT.

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