Free Lookup in 1960 Pocket List of Railroad Officials

The Pocket List of Railroad Officials no. 263, Third Quarter 1960 (New York: The Railway Equipment and Publication Co., 1960). Alphabetical index of more than 20,000 railroad officials (management, NOT rank and file employees — roughly down to local freight agents, traffic managers, and track superintendents), as of approximately the last week of July 1960. […]

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67 Allegany County New York Probate Estate Papers Finding Aid

New York probates are notoriously wonderful, especially in the 19th century when other records are scarce. FamilySearch has now made them available on line in browseable form. The following is one small effort to make these unique materials more findable. Estate Papers 1807-1930, Box 2, Allegany County, New York; “New York, Probate Records, 1629-1972,” FamilySearch […]


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I have been a professional writer since 1979, a genealogist since 1999, a professional genealogist since 2009, and a Board-certified professional genealogist since 1 June 2012. Use the “Contact Harold” box to get in touch. I hope this site will help your genealogy quest in at least one of the following ways: (1) Use free […]


Midwestern City Directories in Valparaiso

. . . in the second floor genealogy room, 103 Jefferson Street ILLINOIS Champaign-Urbana 1904-12 Chicago 1861-66, 1868-73, 1876-77, 1880, 1885, 1887, 1890, 1893, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910-11, 1915, 1917, 1923, 1928, 1973 Cicero 1913-27 Evanston 1882-89, 1937-39 Harvey 1907-22 Hyde Park 1883-89 Joliet 1901-1906 Kankakee 1904-25, 1927-35 La Salle/Peru 1905-26 scattered Oak Park […]


Presentation: Why We Don’t Write and How We Can

Genealogists need to write in order to prove our families, preserve our work, and propagate our information. How to make the time and make it fun. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced. Contact me for more information and open dates.

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