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Genealogy By the States – Series Complete!

USAStates

Yesterday’s post on Hawaii concludes my Genealogy by the States series, having covered all 50 states.  The Genealogy By the States was a theme created by Jim Sanders over at the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets blog.  While Jim decided to cover 52 weeks of the year by including DC and other US territories, I decided only to cover the 50 states.

My posts range from informational/educational to personal research stories.  An alphabetical list of all 50 posts is included below.

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Genealogy By the States – Week 50 – Hawaii

Hawaii

Absolutely no one in my genealogy database is associated with Hawaii.  Despite this fact, I always bookmark resources that may come in handy someday, even for places I don’t typically research.  Hawaii being one of those, you can check out the websites I have found through my Hawaii Genealogy list at Diigo.


Genealogy By the States is a theme created by Jim Sanders over at the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets blog.

Genealogy By the States – Week 49 – Alaska

Alaska

Not much in the way of Alaskan genealogy for me.  I supposedly have a cousin who worked on the Alaskan pipeline in the 1930s, but I haven’t been able to prove this, primarily due to a lack of time for researching.  But I have found a variety of websites related to Alaska that may be of interest to those with Alaskan roots.  You can check them out on my Alaska Genealogy list through Diigo.


Genealogy By the States is a theme created by Jim Sanders over at the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets blog.

Genealogy By the States – Week 48 – Arizona

Arizona

I don’t do a lot of research in Arizona, but I do have some family members who relocated there later in their lives.  I knew that my second great-grandfather, Herman Leppin, died in Phoenix, but I didn’t have an exact date or death record.  Fortunately, several years ago, the Arizona Department of Health has digitized and made available online, death certificates from 1861 to 1962 (as well as birth certificates from 1855-1937).

So back in 2010, I was able to obtain the death certificate for Herman through this website.

HermanLeppinDeathCertificate

Arizona Department of Health Services, death certificate 1773 (1948), Herman Leppin; digital image, Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates (http://genealogy.az.gov : accessed April 8, 2010).

Every now and then, I run into other family members who moved to Arizona and this is the first place I look for birth and death records.  Many thanks to the Arizona Department of Health for providing these records online.


Genealogy By the States is a theme created by Jim Sanders over at the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets blog.

Genealogy By the States – Week 47 – New Mexico

New Mexico

Not too much in the way of family in New Mexico.  I have traveled through New Mexico a few times, staying in Tocumcari twice on said travels.  My husband’s grandfather died in New Mexico, the details of which I know nothing about.

Other than that, the only thing I can think of involves three other states.  That’s right, the four corners of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado.  Below is my grandfather occupying all four states at one time.  I guess you can be in two (or three, or four) places at once.

Four Corners


Genealogy By the States is a theme created by Jim Sanders over at the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets blog.

Genealogy By the States – Week 46 – Oklahoma

Oklahoma

I would like to use this opportunity to thank the many volunteers who participate in the USGenWeb project.  While many of the GenWeb sites have helped me in several ways, one in particular stands out in my memory.

I stumbled across a key piece of my research during a Google search for an Iowa ancestor.  At the top of the list was a link for newspaper transcriptions for Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  This page was part of the Oklahoma Archives Project, a USGenWeb Archives Project.

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Genealogy By the States – Week 44 – Wyoming

Wyoming

Nearly everyone in my database with a location that “contained” Wyoming hailed from Wyoming County, New York…not quite the Wyoming I was looking for.  Since I don’t really have anyone tied to the state, I thought I’d provide a list of resources I’m aware of that might be helpful to others.  If you know of others, please share them in the comments of this post.


Genealogy By the States is a theme created by Jim Sanders over at the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets blog.