How Do You Research Someone Who Left No Trail?

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I am working on a research project for a friend because I can’t seem to get my genealogy fix with my own lines   I like working on other people’s trees since it gives me experience in a research area that I wouldn’t otherwise come into contact with. This line has me a bit confounded.  … Continued

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My Great Great Grandfather had a Brother?

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I was researching in the new Halstead’s Mortuary database at familysearch.org tonight.  I never pass up a new database for San Francisco since records are few and far between. In an hour, I found exactly one family member. Matthew A. Kelly.  What I found didn’t add anything to what I already had. I decided to … Continued

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Political Affiliation of Our Ancestors

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As I’ve been going through the voter registration logs, I’ve noticed a couple of things. First, my ancestors belong to alot of different political parties. I’ve noted Democratic, Republican, Socialist, Progressive, Libertarian, Independent, and the non party “Declined to State”. Remember all those black and white movies depicted women as too silly and naive to … Continued

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