19 Oct 2014

Where We Came From in the U.S.

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Where we came from in the United States...and where we went is the subject of today's post. These infographics from the New York Times illustrate domestic migration from 1900 through 2012. You know I love a good set of interactive maps for genealogy research and these are fascinating. These maps use census data to illustrate [...]

18 May 2013

Direct Me NYC 1940 – Find Your Elusive NYC Family Member

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  Courtesy NYPL Direct Me NYC 1940 marries the 1940 census with the digitized phone books of all five boroughs of New York City. The user unites the two sets of data with the help of Steve Morse’s One-Step site. If you’re still struggling to find elusive NYC family members, [...]

26 May 2012

Finding Hans Loe

By |26 May 2012|census, church records, Norwegian genealogy|Comments Off on Finding Hans Loe

Finding Hans Loe, my Norwegian great-grandfather, is very satisfying, especially in light of my floundering beginning efforts and not knowing enough about Norwegian records. Is there anything more satisfying that figuring out primary source records in another language? I don't think so! And Norway may be the exception to the rule that [...]