Posts about using primary sources for genealogy research. Primary sources are created at the time of an event, such as birth, marriage, and death records.
The Western State Lunatic Asylum and Martha Saul is my follow-up post to a 2010 (!) Madness Monday post about my husband's great-great grandmother. In 1860, she was a wife and mother to five children; in the 1870 census, she was found at the "Western State Lunatic Asylum" in [...]