Posts about search strategies, including how to limit or expand searches, and specific tips for searching genealogy sites and Google.

24 May 2019

Searching the U.S. Newspaper Directory

By |24 May 2019|German Genealogy, Newspapers, Research Tips, Search Strategies|0 Comments

Today's lets talk about searching the U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present. Chronicling America at the Library of Congress gets lots of good press from me and other genealogists. This resource provides access to digitized U.S. [...]

1 May 2019

Finding More in U.S. City Directories

By |1 May 2019|Primary Sources, Sassy Jane Genealogy Newsletter, Search Strategies|4 Comments

Interested in finding more in U.S. city directories? It can pay off handsomely with these tips. Because they are usually arranged alphabetically, U.S. city directories are a snap for finding relatives and ancestors. The [...]

22 Mar 2018

Google Maps and Uncommunicative Records

By |22 Mar 2018|Chicago Genealogy, Maps, Marriage Records, Research Tips, Search Strategies|5 Comments

Today's post is about Google Maps and Uncommunicative Records. I only wish I'd thought of this work-around sooner for place research. I've had a love-hate relationship with turn-of-the-(20th)-century Cook County marriage licenses for years now. [...]