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

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. [...]

19 Mar 2018

Searching for McFadzean

By |19 Mar 2018|Sassy Jane Genealogy Guides, Scottish Genealogy, Search Strategies, Surnames|0 Comments

In 2010, I started searching for McFadzean ancestors in Ayrshire, Scotland. More specifically, I'm searching for my husband's great-great-grandmother Janet McFadzean Mackie, in Kilbirnie. Her maiden name was spelled McFadden in U.S. records. Initially, when [...]

23 Jan 2018

Population of Sweden 1860-1930 Database

By |23 Jan 2018|Digital Collections, Search Strategies, Swedish Genealogy|0 Comments

I searched ArkivDigital's Population of Sweden 1860-1930 database recently. Here's what I found. I'd let my ArkivDigital subscription lapse a while ago. But who can resist a free day at a great resource like [...]