Genealogy by the States – Week 44 – Wyoming

Sunday, November 3, 2013 Posted by

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Wyoming. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Wyoming. If you don’t have any connections to Wyoming, find a Wyoming resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 11/3/2013 – 11/9/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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Since I do not have any family connections to Wyoming, I will highlight one resource from this state.

The Wyoming State Archives has a fair amount of resource materials available online. From their main page, click on “Database and Inventories”. Once you get there, you will have these record types to explore.

  • Death Certificates
  • Wyoming Newspapers
  • City Directories (coming soon according to the website)
  • State Directories
  • Map Database

If you have family connections be sure to check out this website as well as the ones listed below.

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A few Wyoming Genealogy Links
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Wyoming Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 43 – Idaho

Sunday, October 27, 2013 Posted by

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Idaho. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Idaho. If you don’t have any connections to Idaho, find a Idaho resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 10/27/2013 – 11/22/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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I have yet to find family ties to Idaho, so I will highlight a genealogy resource instead. The Idaho Historical Society and State Archives has created a number of searchable indexes on it’s website.

These indexes are:

  • Civil War
  • 1890 Census Substitute
  • Naturalization
  • 1870 & 1880 Census
  • Idaho Biographical Index
  • Mother’s Pension Records
  • Old Age Pension Records
  • Innmate Catalog

If you have Idaho ancestors be sure to check out this great resource.

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A few Idaho Genealogy Links
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Idaho Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 42 – Washington

Sunday, October 20, 2013 Posted by

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Washington. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Washington. If you don’t have any connections to Washington, find a Washington resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 10/20/2013 – 10/26/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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My connection to the state of Washington is rather remote. Anna Louise Hayward was born in Spokane, Washington on July 17, 1881. She married my second cousin twice removed, Ralph Barnard Trousdale. His parents were James Barnard Trousdale and Mary Barbara Valdivia. Mary’s parents were Rafael Joseph Valdivia and Frances Augusta Sanders. Frances parents were Henry Lewer Sanders and Barbara Anne Warwick, out common ancestor.

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A few Washington Genealogy Links
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Washington Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 41 – Montana

Sunday, October 13, 2013 Posted by

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Montana. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Montana. If you don’t have any connections to Montana, find a Montana resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 10/13/2013 – 10/19/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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I do not have any family connections to Montana, so I will highlight one resource instead.

The Montana Memory Project has a wonderful collection of online information. This website contains military enlistments for servicemen between 1890 and 1918, World War I, World War II. There is also an interesting array of diaries, letters and other publications.

If you have Montana relatives, be sure to check out this on-line resource.

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A few Montana Genealogy Links
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Montana Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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