Genealogy Search Tips

Tuesday’s Tip – Maryland Historic Newspapers on Chronicling America

  Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an free Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with […]

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Finding Maryland County Land Records – Certified & Uncertified Plats (Tuesday’s Tip)

Plats.net is a land record site of the Maryland State Archives. It contains plats (surveys) for all land records. For the genealogist, it is especially useful for early patents. The early land grant process involved obtaining a warrant, then having a survey done (resulting in a plat) and finally, in many but not all cases, having a patent awarded. Plats […]

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Using FamilySearch to Discover Maryland Wills

Posted on July 15, 2015 in Genealogy Databases, Genealogy Search Tips

Family Search has a database containing many records from the Register of Wills office of various counties in Maryland. It was updated November 3, 2014. This database contains administrative indexes, administrative accounts, administrative bonds, claims dockets, estate papers, executors and administrators, guardian accounts, indentures, inventories, minutes of proceedings, releases, sales of personal property, sales of real estate, will indexes and […]

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52 Ancestors 2015 Edition: #17 – Finding Edward Noble (c1826 – 1872)

Posted on April 28, 2015 in 52 Ancestors, Family History, Genealogy Search Tips

My 2nd great-grandfather, Edward Noble, was born in Ireland abt. 1826, immigrated with his family to England circa 1850, and to Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania abt. 1865. I therefore expected to find the family in this county in the 1870 US census; so I searched for them on Ancestry.com with no results. I did find the family as they […]

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Finding Edward

Posted on July 21, 2012 in Genealogy Search Tips

My 2nd great-grandfather, Edward Noble, was born in Ireland abt. 1826, immigrated with his family to England circa 1850, and to Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania abt. 1865.  I therefore expected to find the family in this county in the 1870 US census; so I searched for them on Ancestry.com with no results.  I did find the family as they […]

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It Pays to Browse

Posted on July 2, 2012 in Genealogy Search Tips

…the census, that is. I would like to talk about browsing online census records as an effective, although last ditch effort, to finding an ancestor. While you can browse any records, this technique works best with records like the census were you can go through families one by one. This approach can be used with any website housing census records […]

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