Saturday Night Genealogy Fun —
The Wayback Machine
Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:
2) Now go to the Wayback Machine (https://web.archive.org/web/) and put the web site address in the search field.
3) Share your Wayback adventure with us in your own blog post, in a Facebook or google+ post. Be sure to leave a link in a Comment on this blog.
The Wayback Machine starts for The Genealogy Search on 11 January 2012. Here are four of my posts from that period of history:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
Archives specialist John Deeben discusses compiled military service records at the National Archives.
Archives Specialist John Deeben explains how to use Army and Navy registers of enlistment and rendezvous reports for research.
Archives Specialist John Deeben discusses how to research military service using pension records dating from 1775 to 1916. Deeben shows samples of both Revolutionary War and Civil War pensions.
Archives Specialists Katherine Vollen and Rebecca Crawford provide an overview of immigration records from 1800 to 1957, including Customs Service and Immigration and Naturalization records, as well as records of ports and border crossings.
Genealogy expert Constance Potter shares tips and strategies for researching U.S. Federal Census Records 1790 to 1930, and explains how they can be used for genealogical research.
Background on “Know Your Records” programs
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
A great place to find out more about those old medical terms is Rudy’s List of Archaic Medical Terms. You can also check out Genproxy, and Old Names for Illness and Causes of Death for more information. A good book to have as reference is A Medical Miscellany for Genealogists by Dr. Jeanette L. Gerger. The book is available used for around $14 or new for about $22. Take your research a step further by doing a little research into the cause of death. You never know you may uncover some interesting details or a genetic malady in your family.