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Part of the work on a relative in upstate New York centered on searching for him in land records. In establishing a time frame in which he could appear in those records, it’s good for me to remember that he would not be purchasing real property before his twenty-first birthday. I don’t need to look for him in land records before he was of legal age.
Minors who obtain property through an inheritance usually can’t perform legal transactions on that property in their own name. If the property needs to be sold, a guardian typically is appointed to handle the transaction.
I’m “stuck” on my Thomas Chaney who died in 1856 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. In reviewing my material on him, I realized that I have several of his children who I have not tracked down. Of his nearly ten children who grew to adulthood, I have significant information on the descendants of one and a scattering of information on descendants of one other.
Maybe it’s time to research his children more fully than I have in hopes of locating more on him.
Sometimes getting away from your research for a few minutes and thinking about something else can be the best “brick wall” breaker there is.
If a child is “born” before a couple married, consider several possibilities:
- the date of marriage is incorrect
- the date of birth for the child is incorrect
- the wife/husband had a child out of wedlock
- the “child” was adopted
Your first conclusion about the scenario may be correct. Or it may not be. Research the family as completely as possible, then see if a conclusion can be reached.
If your ancestor was divorced, do you know if there were any restrictions on when they could marry again? In some locations in some time periods, a divorced person may have had to wait a certain amount of time before they could marry again.
Thanks to those who purchased webinars during my closeout sale. To let people complete missed downloads, etc. the hosting service is still up and if you missed the chance to order you can still do so. Please note:
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A small “u” can easily be written in such a way that is is read as one of the following: ee, a, o, n, ie, ei, ll, or w.
And of course…there are even more possible renderings.
Due to a schedule conflict, these have been moved back one week from the original schedule. If you have registered and this is a problem, please email me at email@example.com.
Revised Schedule and Four New Topics!
Sign up for all 4 for $25! Those who cannot attend will receive complimentary downloads of the sessions after they have been completed.
4 September 2015-Friday–5 PM Central Time.
Original, Derivative, Primary, Secondary, Direct and Indirect, Evidence and Proof and More!: Troubles with Terms
This session will look at just what is typically meant by these genealogical terms. Anyone’s research can benefit from an understanding of “proof” terminology, even if publishing in a journal is the furthest thing from your mind. Knowing the differences of these terms and when to use each one will improve your research skills and your ability to reach conclusions.
Register for $7
5 September 2015-Saturday–2 PM Central Time.
US Problem-Solving Outside New England Before 1850
There are several challenges to researching families outside of New England before 1850. There simply are not the vital records that there are in New England; the census does not name every person; records on the frontier are not as detailed. We will discuss research strategies for families during this time period, concentrating on after 1700 and before 1850.
Register for $7
4 September 2015-Friday–2 PM Central Time.
Preserving Past You
In this session, we’ll see ways to preserve your genealogical legacy beyond your own lifetime. We will look at a variety of options, large and small, digital and non-digital, simple and not-so-simple, and more. Prioritizing what to save will be an integral part of this presentation. We will see why preserving is more than a simple clause in your will and ways you can immediately start preserving some of what you have immediately.
Register for $7
5 September 2015-Saturday-5 PM Central Time.
Our genealogy webinar closeout continues through 22 August (today). Download is immediate and presentations can be viewed when or as often as you want. Don’t wait!