In our How I Did It series, genealogy experts you know and trust share stories of how they solved a specific problem in their research. This week, Rich Venezia shares his investigation into whether or not his ancestor served in the Civil War.View Details
Here are tips on finding an ancestor's place of origin from passport applications, a commonly overlooked genealogy record.View Details
Countless immigrant ancestors joined the Army of their newfound homeland. In fact, beginning in the Civil War, alien soldiers with honorable Army discharges could be fast-tracked to naturalization. (Marine Corps and Navy veterans were able to “fast-track” beginning in 1894, and nearly all World War I soldiers were exempted from many of the residency and […]View Details
Sometimes genealogists need to be creative when searching for information. Here's a case study involving Registration Affidavit of Alien Enemy documents.View Details
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In his latest roundup of overlooked immigration records, Rich Venezia shares a useful resource for tracing immigrant ancestors: early alien registration records.View Details
If you're having trouble tracking down the birthplace of your ancestors, there may be records you haven't thought to access. In this part of our ongoing series on unusual records, Rich discusses “Bureau of Naturalization Correspondence Files” documents.View Details