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If you are having difficulty locating “associates” of your ancestor, determine if his probate records include an inventory of any amounts owed to him or her at their demise. Those names were probably people with whom your ancestor associated. They may be relatives.
Or maybe not–that would depend upon how much your deceased ancestor trusted his relatives to pay him back.
I am hesitant to abbreviate anything in my genealogical records. Just because I know what I mean by “Twp,” “Rev.” or “Sch.” doesn’t mean that everyone else does.
And “Rev.” could always stand for reverend or revolution.
Our Casefile Clues sale (20% off) is still going on through the end of today (there’s still time if you missed it). If you ordered and have not heard from me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is here.
Not all immigrants to the United States naturalized, especially before the early twentieth century. It is possible your ancestor never bothered to naturalize. If your ancestor had no interest in voting, he may have never seen a need to naturalize as that’s a key element of citizenship. In some locations and in some time periods, aliens (generally non-naturalized immigrants) were not able to own land. State statute would indicate when that changed. During the time period when only citizens could own land, that was for many a key reason to naturalize.
We’ve had unexpected response to our offer, so we are running it again this weekend. From now through 11:59 p.m. 3 August 2015, a subscription to 52 issues of Casefile Clues is only $17. Your subscription can be processed here.
Easy to understand, well-written, and genealogically sound, see records discussed and “next steps” planned out.
Have you tried to locate voter’s registration lists for your ancestor? Typically kept at the local level (usually the county) they can provide detailed information on your ancestor. Some may provide citizenship details, residential information, and age. At the very least they would imply that the relative was eligible to vote.
Gloria Fecht–descendant of the Habben and Fecht families of Hancock County, Illinois
Ebay isn’t just about photographs that are more than 100 years old.
This 1963 photograph of Gloria Fecht was purchased through an auction on Ebay.
Are you only looking for things that are really old? You might be surprised at what’s on Ebay.
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