Archival Notes, May 2018

Nancy indexed all of the New Brunswick Genealogical Newsletter articles. They are on our shelves along with a printed copy of the index. Thank you to Jay for doing the […]


“Where the word ‘Gossip’ came from!” Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV’s or radios, the politicians […]

This Old Tree, May 2018

Helping Others Can Have Unexpected Benefits By Finding Your Own Ancestry Records This month’s column is about the benefits of helping fellow genealogists (or those trying to do their family […]

Apparently, in the 1700s and 1800s, a bondsman came with the groom to validate his legal status. That person was probably a relative or a close friend. If a person […]

Look at marriage records. Who performed the marriage? Was it a Rev. or a Justice of the Peace? Those are hints to where to look for records. The marriage license […]

Check for obits and at the funeral home. The funeral home may have more information as they may have helped with the obit or even the paperwork to get a […]

Remember that in genealogy, spelling doesn’t count. Because of name changes/spelling variants, you need to look for parents, siblings, and spouses, etc. on documents to help you figure out if […]

President’s Message, May 2018

Greetings, Hope you are all hard at work doing research. Perhaps those of you who live away from here will be able to come to one of our meetings on […]