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Weekly Blog Update - 26 July 2016
Summary of new content on our blogs--with a few additional features thrown in.

  • New  Rootdig Content
  • New  Genealogy Tip of the Day Content
  • New  Search Tip of the Day Content
  • Letter of the Week
  • Join Michael in Ft. Wayne!
  • Tombstone of the Week
  • Casefile Clues Update
  • Citation of the Week
  • How to keep getting this newsletter
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30% off Webinar Before Hiatus

We are taking some time off from webinar sales starting 29 July, so I can complete my trip to Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and some other projects. 

We'll still support issues with presentations, but the order page will be unavailable for some time. 

Photograph of the week

When taking digital photographs of books, I sometimes make cards with key words from the book's title to lay over an area of the page that is not needed. Then if images get misfiled or I get confused, I know what book that page was from. 

I take a picture of the same "card" on the title page of the book as well.
Citation of the Week

1856 Iowa State Census, Davis Co., Ia., pop. sch., Bloomfield Twp, pp. 630-631 (stamped), dwelling 59, Jas. W. Pollard; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 August 2010); citing microfilm from the State Historical Society of Iowa obtained via HeritageQuest.
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W is for Warning Out

In much of New England through the early 19th century, towns would "warn out" individuals who had moved to town and did not have visible means of support. These warnings out often are included in town or other local records.
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Casefile Clues Update

The latest issue of  Casefile Clues  analyzes an 1889 will from a German immigrant, focusing on what the will says, what it does not, and where research should go next. 

You can learn more about Casefile Clues on our website or our blog.

Casefile Clues discusses genealogy methodology in clear, organized, and to-the-point prose. 

If you'd like to learn methods and sources without the long winded academic prose, give us a try!

Tombstone of the Week

Always take pictures of tombstones near stones of children--even if you don't know who the people on the adjacent stones are.

Those eternal neighbors may be unrelated or there may be a relationship. 

In this case, the stone to the right is that of the child's maternal grandparents.

Taken at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Golden, Adams County, Illinois.