Around the Web · California Genealogy · Newspaper Research

The Alameda County Newspaper Record Collection at FamilySearch

FamilySearch.org has a database that many California genealogist might not know about, but will find very useful.  It’s the California, Oakland, Alameda County, Newspaper Record Collection, 1985-2011.  If you relatives lived in Alameda County, California this collection is going to be useful to you. What This Collection Is and Isn’t Let’s clarify what this database… Continue reading The Alameda County Newspaper Record Collection at FamilySearch

Around the Web · Military Research

The Vietnam War Wall of Faces Virtual Memorial

Was a loved one killed in the Vietnam War?  If so, they may be listed on the online Vietnam War Memorial, The Wall of Faces.  This website is the virtual home of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall and maintained by the Vietnam War Memorial Fund. What Information Will You Find? Each entry in this database… Continue reading The Vietnam War Wall of Faces Virtual Memorial

DNA Research · French Roots

My Obsession with My DNA Match: Exploring a French Genetic Connection

For the most part, my DNA results have been a side note to my regular genealogy research.  I’ve worked out two matches in the two years since testing.  Most of my matches are vague, 4th to distant matches.  So, why did this one DNA match catch my interest? My DNA Match is French I will… Continue reading My Obsession with My DNA Match: Exploring a French Genetic Connection

DNA Research

Harry Jackson, Are You to Blame for My Weird DNA Matches?

I had my DNA tested with FTDNA about 2 years ago.  I go over my matches regularly.  I can see that my matches have ancestry from Ireland, Wales, England, the Azores, or France.  I don’t know the connections, but it is plausible that we are related.  Other matches make not sense at all. Then, there… Continue reading Harry Jackson, Are You to Blame for My Weird DNA Matches?

General Genealogy

SNGF: Lifespans of My 2nd Great Grandparents

Randy has supplied us with another intriguing Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge.  This challenge involves looking at how old my 2nd great grandparents lived to be.  I enjoy these types of challenges as they give me a different way of looking at my genealogy. I cheated and let  RootsMagic 7 Family Tree Genealogy Software do the… Continue reading SNGF: Lifespans of My 2nd Great Grandparents