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Ancestral Discoveries · 9h ago

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Who is Your "Bad Behavior" Relative?

Genealogy isn't all sweetness and light.  This week Randy Seaver's challenge for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun is to think about the less pleasant members of our family (maybe not as much fun...
Ancestral Discoveries · 2d ago

San Francisco History Days Will Be Here Soon!

San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint: Saturday, March 4–Sunday, March 5, 2017 On the weekend of March 4–5, 2017, the City and County of San Francisco Office of the Mayor, Non Plus Ult...
Ancestral Discoveries · 3d ago

RootsTech Ruminations

I am really surprised how quickly time has passed since RootsTech ended.  I planned to post about it right after the conference, but somehow a week and a half has slipped by while I've been ...
Ancestral Discoveries · 3d ago

Wordless Wednesday

Ancestral Discoveries · 1w ago

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Where Did You Go to School?

This week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge is one of those rare few when I have more information than Randy: For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I want you to:...
Ancestral Discoveries · 1W ago

Treasure Chest Thursday: Another Insurance Policy, Another Trip for Rosita?

This 9" x 6" piece of off-white paper is a carbon copy of another insurance policy for Rosita E. La Foret.  As with last week's policy, the cost was $1.00, noted as paid in the upper left co...
Ancestral Discoveries · 1W ago

Wordless Wednesday

Ancestral Discoveries · 2W ago

Treasure Chest Thursday: Rosita La Forêt Is Insured Again

This is a 9" x 6" off-white piece of paper.  It is a carbon copy of an application for a $10,000 insurance policy for Rosita La Forêt.  The policy cost $1.00, indicated as paid.  Rosita was ...
Ancestral Discoveries · 2W ago

Wordless Wednesday

Ancestral Discoveries · 2W ago

Not Everyone Watched the Super Bowl on Sunday

Some of us were focused on genealogy!  In fact, I was at the Sacramento Public Library talking about using Freedmen's Bureau records, specifically focusing on the recently digitized and inde...