October, 2013

How to Access Hessian Death Records Online (1876-1929)

October 25, 2013 Josiah Schmidt Tutorial

Do you have any ancestors from the Hesse / Hessia / Hessen-Kassel region of Germany?  Here is a little known secret: you can access most of the death records from this region, for the years 1876 through 1929, for free, online. To access the death records, first go to the HADIS website. Step 1: Go […]

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Case Study: Who are the Parents of Mary Elizabeth (Morris) Mills?

October 21, 2013 Josiah Schmidt Case Studies

The mystery of my great great grandmother Mary Elizabeth (Morris) Mills begins with an entry in the book, “The Descendants of Sterling & Reuben Mills: Two Brothers From East Tennessee,” by Michael Glenn Gibson, published in 2009.  It comes in a section describing her husband, Charles Harold Mills (1877-1966), which states that Charles Harold Mills […]

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How to Use Jr, Sr, II, III, etc. (with Cartoons)

October 20, 2013 Josiah Schmidt CartoonsTutorial

Ever wondered what qualifies a person to put a “II” or “III” after their name, or what the difference is between a “II” and a “Jr”?  Learn how to use generational suffixes, with a little help from cartoons.  (Who doesn’t love cartoons?) Rule #1: Parent & Child with Same Name = Sr. + Jr. This […]

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The Perils of Being a Young Genealogist

October 9, 2013 Josiah Schmidt Methodology Articles

Many people generally view genealogy as a retired person’s hobby–a pastime of sweet, old ladies nostalgically reminiscing about days gone by.  This is not entirely accurate.  One report from 2009 revealed that of the nine million Internet users who describe “genealogy” as a “core passion/hobby,” 7.5 million are 45 years or older.1  While this may […]

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