Debbie Mieszala, CG℠
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Category Archives: Family Research
We first bagged those things that made my mother appear familiar. It was a logical place to begin. Her clothing was nearest the door. Discarding and donating the clothes of a dead woman has its ghosts.
Christmas is a time for family. A gathering of the generations. The laughter and the memories created are special. But we all have family members who we never shared a single Christmas with.
Announcements appeared in the past week. The Midwest Genealogy Center added a Railroad Retirement Board Claim Records Index covering 1936 to the early 2000s. Few sample documents have been described or shown. As appealing as another index sounds, some will … Continue reading
Perhaps it was a mistake.
Finding an ancestor’s Irish town of origin is a goal for many genealogists. This January, I was able to do that for an ancestral couple. The strategy and resources used might help others who are searching for an Irish ancestral … Continue reading
Have you researched your ancestor’s collateral relatives and associates? They often reveal otherwise elusive information about your ancestors.
Worlds frequently collide for genealogists. Non-genealogical endeavors often hint at genealogy. Our non-genealogy worlds push and pull us back to that beloved discipline.