Monthly Archives: November 2017

GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/29

 

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Chromosome:a threadlike strand of DNA that carries genes and transmits hereditary information.

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/28

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Naturalization Records: Documents of the process by which an immigrant becomes a citizen. An individual has to live in the United States for a specific period of time and file a series of forms with a court before he or she can become naturalized. Naturalization records provide the birth place and date, date of arrival into the United States, place of residence at the time of naturalization, a personal description and sometimes the ship names and the individual’s occupation. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/27

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Credit Patent: A document transferring land to be paid for in installments over a four-year period. A delinquent payment or nonpayment of the full balance resulted in forfeiture. In 1820, Congress required full payment for land at the time of purchase.(Definition from familytreemagazine.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/24

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Block Number: A one-, two-, or three-digit number that describes a block (or piece) of land within a township. (Definition familytreemagazine.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/22

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Wheelwright: person who makes and repairs vehicle wheels, such as carts, wagons, etc. (Definition from genealogy.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/21

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Secondary Source: A secondary source is a record that was created a significant amount of time after an event occurred. For example, a marriage certificate would be a secondary source for a birth date, because the birth took place several years before the time of the marriage. However, that same marriage certificate would be a primary source for a marriage date, because it was created at the time of the marriage. (Definition from genealogy.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/20

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Researcher ID Card: All researchers using original records at the National Archives or National Archives regional centers must get a researcher ID card. If you just plan to use microfilmed records, you do not need to get an ID card. To get an ID card you will be asked to fill out an application. You should bring photo identification, such as a driver’s license, school identification card, or passport on your first visit to the archives. Researcher ID cards are free of charge and are valid for two years. The ID card must be presented at each visit. (Definition from genealogy.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/17

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Mortality Schedule: A section of the federal census listing information about persons who died during the census year. (Definition from familytreemagazine.com)

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 46: Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes

 

 

Watch the BlackProGen LIVE! panel along with special guest Terry Ligon discuss  “The Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Creek are revered groups of First Nations people who have a complicated history. Learn about critical record sets when researching these groups and the complex relationship they have with their Freedmen.”

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