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Articles about genealogy research methods.
These three brothers served in Europe during the war. None appeared to be career military before or after the war. So each Flanagan brother should have registered for the draft. Try as I might, I could not find a draft registration card for the oldest brother Michael Flanagan.
Do you have ancestors who lived in pre-statehood California? If so, there is a good chance you might find them in the Early California Population Project.
During lectures I gave this past August at my local genealogy society and at a conference, I polled the audience asking how many who are on Facebook had checked if there is an existing Facebook Group for their ancestral hometowns, and few people raised their hands. When I showed them the kind of information that I have obtained from one of my ancestral hometown Groups, they were amazed.
Before you begin digging into Mexican records, you need to first narrow down the scope of your search by identifying you ancestor’s hometown in Mexico. The reason for this is twofold: it narrows down the focus of your search, and it helps you identify the right collections to use.
Last week I explained why you shouldn’t give up if you don’t find records pertaining to your Mexican ancestors when using the Search feature on FamilySearch. This post demonstrates how to quickly and directly find the digitized collections available online for your Mexican ancestors’ home state(s).