Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Case File Clues (plug)

For 29 cents a week, you can read a brief informative first-person account of ongoing genealogical research; it comes by email as a PDF attachment. And it just happens to be written by my favorite genealogist from western Illinois, Michael John Neill (who was also the headliner at last months Illinois state conference).

This week's issue of Casefile Clues deals with the vexing problem of when to hire a professional researcher, and how to go about it if you do. That's good information, but there's a bonus: the meat of the problem is hard-core Chicago research involving name changes, death/disappearance, probate, and property records. (Neill's ancestors pack more melodrama into a few decades than mine did into a few centuries.) Try it, I think you'll like it.

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