Post Archives from the ‘Research Tools’ Category

Identity and Timelines–New Tools for Download

Posted on: September 13th, 2016 by
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I recently published an article called "Identity as a Research Tool" in The Septs, the journal of the Irish Genealogical Society International.[1. Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D., "Identity as a Research Tool," The Septs 37 (April 2016): 46-51.] In the article I used the case of two Iowa men with the same name to show how genealogists can build descriptions of the key characteristics Continue reading the story "Identity and Timelines–New Tools for Download"

Labor Day 2016

Posted on: September 5th, 2016 by
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The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell CG, CGL, posted today about resources for researching our ancestors who belonged to labor unions. [1. Judy G. Russell, "Put in a Laboring Oar," 5 September 2016, The Legal Genealogist, ( : accessed 5 September 2016).] Both my grandfathers, William Stephen Abromitis and Emerson Clinton Neifert, were union members; Pop-Pop Abromitis belonged to the United Mine Workers (UMW), Continue reading the story "Labor Day 2016"

Researching a 20th-century Military Ancestor Without a Service Record–Part 2

Posted on: June 7th, 2016 by
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In a previous post, I presented a number of ideas for pursuing alternative sources of information on the twentieth-century military service of an ancestor whose service record may have been destroyed in the 1973 National Personnel Records Center Fire--seeing whether a service record has been reconstructed or survived in the custody of another agency, ordering last pay bouchers, locating discharge records, investigating records in Continue reading the story "Researching a 20th-century Military Ancestor Without a Service Record–Part 2"