Monthly Archives: December 2017

GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 12/19

 

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X: What the signer of a document would often write if he couldn’t write his name. A witness would typically label this “his mark.” (familytreemagazine.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 12/18

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Heir: Person who succeeds, by the rules of law, to an estate upon the death of an ancestor; one with rights to inherit an estate. (Definition from genealogy.com)

 

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 12/13

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Passenger List: Compilation of the names and information about passengers who arrived on ships into the United States. These lists were submitted to customs collectors at every port by the ship’s master. Passenger lists were not officially required by the United States government until 1820. Before that date, the information about each passenger varied widely, from just names to details such as number of bags.(Definition from ancestry.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 12/12

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Gazetteer: A book that alphabetically names and describes places in a specific area. For example, a county gazetteer would name and describe the towns, lakes, rivers, and mountains in the county.

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 12/11

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Voter Registration: A list of registered voters for each state. Voter registration lists are sometimes the first public records of former slaves. Many states have microfilmed their lists or make them available on interlibrary loan.(Definition from familytreemagazine.com)

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BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 47: Pad and My Pen: Writing Your Family History

Checkout the latest episode of BlackProGen Live!

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