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Ancestral Clues and Connections Barbara (Siefert) Bieger Haase

Barbara (Siefert) was born in Germany in 1825 and died in Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, in 1903. She was married in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1849 to Peter Bieger. Some things I have learned about research from Barbara: have a backup plan. Despite mar... · 22h ago

Charting My 1850 Attempts

Charts are very popular genealogical research tools–even when you don’t find what you are looking for. It is organizing the search that is helpful. The problem was that I was having difficul... · 1d ago

Ancestral Clues and Lessons: Peter Bieger (about 1820-1855)

Peter Bieger was born in Germany about 1820 and died in 1855 in Warsaw, Hancock County, Il... · 1d ago

My Blogs

I maintain the following blogs. Each has a separate mailing list. Genealogy Tip of the Day—short daily research tips Rootdig—longer research and methodology discussions Genealogy Search Tip ... · 3d ago

Ancestral Clues and Lessons: Sophia Elizabeth (Derle) Trautvetter (1808-1877)

Sophia Elizabeth (Derle) Trautvetter was born in 1808 in Helmershausen, Thuringen, Germany, and died in Hancock County, Illinois, in 1877. She married John George Trautvetter in the 1840s in... · 3d ago

The Defective Entry in the 1880 Defective Census originally published the “U.S. Federal Census – 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes” some time ago. One of the best ways to make unexpected discoverie... · 3d ago

LiveStreaming at Southern California’s Genealogy Jamboree

I’m excited to be presenting at the annual Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree this coming June. The Society will be live streaming fourteen sessions free for those who canno... · 4d ago

Ancestral Clues and Lessons: John George Trautvetter (1798-1871)

John George Trautvetter was born in 1798 in Wildprechtrode, Thuringen, Germany, and died in Bad Salzungen, Thuringen, Germany, in 1871. He married Sophia Elizabeth Derle in Helmershausen, Th... · 6d ago

Have You Ever?

Note: A somewhat longer version of this article ran in the Ancestry Daily News on 11 December 2002. Today we’re asking questions of ourselves that we should also ask of our ancestors. If any... · 6d ago

Ancestral Clues and Lessons: Rebecca (Tinsley) Newman (about 1820-1880s)

Rebecca Tinsley (Newman) was born about 1820 in Fleming County, Kentucky, and died (according to her daughter) “near to Moberly, Missouri,” in the 1880s. She married William Newman in 1839 i...