Have you hit a brick wall with your WWI or WWII Army or Air Force veteran ancestor due to encountering a burned personnel file? Do you have Mexican ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. in the 20th century?
Articles about genealogy research methods.
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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.
Using the Early California Population Project Database to Research Your Spanish & Mexican Era California Ancestors
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.