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In 2012, Philippa Langley stunned the world by leading the successful search for the body of King Richard III of England. One mystery remained to be solved: the fate of Richard’s nephews, Edward and Richard; the sons of his older brother King Edward IV, and pretenders to the throne. They were last reported in the […]
Here are the ten record groups I use for virtually any research project where I want to know more than just names, dates, and places. When you find an ancestor in a new-to-you place, try finding out where all of these records are kept. See the post on Which archive keeps the records of your […]
This is an overview of the new sources, projects, and other news that was announced last month. Sources Regionaal Archief Zutphen is indexing the church membership records of Brummen, Hall, Gorssel, Laren, Lochem, Warnsveld and Zutphen. Each Thursday, the newly entered entries are added to their ancestor database. The society Veluwse Geslachten has made 37 […]
Notarial records are some of the richest sources of information about our ancestors’ lives. They may contain wills, estate inventories, contracts, sales, and a range of other voluntary legal transactions. They are an important source for researching emigrants from the Netherlands. Many people went by a notary before leaving, for example to enter into a […]
I think the term “brick wall” is used too easily for any ancestor where you don’t know the parents. I think you shouldn’t call someone a brick wall ancestor unless you gave it your best shot. Many genealogists are familiar with the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS), as formulated by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. […]