Saturday, November 22, 2014

US Genweb Archives Project--Map Collection and Links

Links to maps for the entire United States, individual states, and, in many cases, individual counties can be found on the United States Digital Map Library through the US Genweb Archives Project.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hamilton County, Ohio Military Discharges 1859-1946

FamilySearch's update recently indicated they had recorded copies of military discharges for Hamilton County, Ohio between 1859 and 1946. How complete they are is not known, but this may be helpful for those with relatives in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


When thinking of all those variants, diminutives, and nicknames for that first name, don't forget that an individual can be listed with just his initials. William may not only be "Will" or "Bill," it may also be "W."

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Your Ancestor's Military Unit at

Have you searched for your ancestor's military unit on It's been a while since I did and a recent search there located a book I was unaware of on the 78th Illinois Infantry that I was able to purchase for under $10.