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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

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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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