Granite Mountain Records Vault: The Video

Fam­i­ly Search, the genealog­i­cal records arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat­ter-day Saints has post­ed on their web­site an arti­cle about their plan to dig­i­tize the 3.5 bil­lion images on the 2.4 mil­lion micro­film reels in their col­lec­tion. The reel mas­ters are stored in the Gran­ite Moun­tain Records Vault in the moun­tains above… Con­tin­ue read­ing Gran­ite Moun­tain Records Vault: The Video


Completed Transcription: “History of the Graham Family” by David Graham (1899)

I have com­plet­ed post­ing the text of David Gra­ham’s His­to­ry of the Gra­ham Fam­i­ly (pri­vate­ly print­ed: Clay­ton, West Vir­ginia, 1899). Tonight, I post­ed the last 99 pages of the 119-page vol­ume. I will do some addi­tion­al proof­read­ing, and improve the nav­i­ga­tion, but the full text is avail­able now. The book details the his­to­ry of the… Con­tin­ue read­ing Com­plet­ed Tran­scrip­tion: “His­to­ry of the Gra­ham Fam­i­ly” by David Gra­ham (1899)



I am begin­ning to post tran­scrip­tions and doc­u­ments on this site. My first tran­scrip­tion is of David Gra­ham’s His­to­ry of the Gra­ham Fam­i­ly (pri­vate­ly print­ed: Clay­ton, West Vir­ginia, 1899). This book, authored by my my sec­ond great grand uncle at the age of 78, is an invalu­able resource. While David Gra­ham did not source his… Con­tin­ue read­ing Tran­scrip­tions


The Otis Historical Archives

The Otis His­tor­i­cal Archives of the Nation­al Muse­um of Health and Med­i­cine was cre­at­ed in 1971 to house the Muse­um’s rare and his­toric books. “The Archives has sev­er­al strengths. The Muse­um’s unique her­itage makes it a rich repos­i­to­ry for infor­ma­tion on Amer­i­can mil­i­tary med­i­cine, par­tic­u­lar­ly the Civ­il War peri­od. The archives is also home to… Con­tin­ue read­ing The Otis His­tor­i­cal Archives


Where in the World: Technical Tools for Locating a Place

Despite an expand­ing wealth of online resources, geneal­o­gists will always need to “hit the road.” In addi­tion to vis­it­ing local repos­i­to­ries, court hous­es, and libraries where unique and “not-yet-online” resources are avail­able, geneal­o­gists want to vis­it old farms, church­es, and ceme­ter­ies. They want to see the home places of their ances­tors. They want to feel… Con­tin­ue read­ing Where in the World: Tech­ni­cal Tools for Locat­ing a Place


Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: mtDNA

Randy Seaver at Genea-Mus­ings has post­ed his ideas for Sat­ur­day night geneal­o­gy fun. I’m game! Randy asks us to think about and respond to the fol­low­ing: “1. List your matri­lin­eal line — your moth­er, her moth­er, etc. back to the first iden­ti­fi­able moth­er. Note: this line is how your mito­chon­dr­i­al DNA was passed to you! “2.… Con­tin­ue read­ing Sat­ur­day Night Geneal­o­gy Fun: mtD­NA

Published “A collaborative research platform”

I came across an inter­est­ing web­site called It is a com­bi­na­tion of a social book­mark­ing site, such as, and a note tak­ing, web con­tent stor­age site, such as Diigo allows you to store book­marks from across the web, tag them with mul­ti­ple tags, and share these links with oth­ers. You can also mark… Con­tin­ue read­ing “A col­lab­o­ra­tive research plat­form”


Our Neanderthal Ancestors

The sci­ence mag­a­zine Nature has pub­lished an arti­cle that claims to prove that Euro­peans and Asians have traces of Nean­derthal DNA: “Euro­pean and Asian genomes have traces of Nean­derthal.” Svante Pääbo leads a team of sci­en­tists at the Max Planck Insti­tute for Evo­lu­tion­ary Biol­o­gy in Leipzig. They have been sequenc­ing the DNA of Nean­derthal bones… Con­tin­ue read­ing Our Nean­derthal Ances­tors


Kalaupapa, HI Genealogy Resources

I post­ed a film yes­ter­day about a woman dis­cov­er­ing infor­ma­tion about her great grand­moth­er who lived in what was called the Kalau­pa­pa (Moloka’i) Lep­rosy Set­tle­ment. Wikipedia has this to say about Kalau­pa­pa: The coun­ty is coex­ten­sive with the Kalau­pa­pa Nation­al His­tor­i­cal Park, and encom­pass­es the Kalau­pa­pa Set­tle­ment where the King­dom of Hawaiʻi, the ter­ri­to­ry, and the… Con­tin­ue read­ing Kalau­pa­pa, HI Geneal­o­gy Resources

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