Why did they have City Directories?

At a talk I was giving, on the use of City Directories in genealogy, I was asked the following question. “Why did they have City Directories and who published them?” My response was “City Directories were published by some wealthy company as an advertisement tool. Businesses would pay to have their name included in the… Continue reading Why did they have City Directories?

Eureka Moment – Joseph Banks 1930

Have you ever had that Eureka Moment which makes you stop dead in your tracks or makes you jump out of bed in the middle of the night? Well I just had one of those moments. I was trying to get some sleep but at the same time thinking about how to write my next… Continue reading Eureka Moment – Joseph Banks 1930

Transcript and Original Image – Joseph Banks 1917

When looking at transcripts of documents always view the original image to make sure it matches the transcript because both transcript and original will be put on to your family tree. Here is an example of what I am writing about (Ancestry.com): The transcript information is on left. The original document can be accessed on… Continue reading Transcript and Original Image – Joseph Banks 1917