Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Z is for...Zip Code! ABC Genealogy Do Over - Day 26!



Z is for...Zip Code! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 26! A Zip Code (Zoning Improvement Plan) is a code that identifies where mail is handled for a given area. It was introduced in 1963 as a means to make the delivery of mail quicker and more efficient. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Y is for...Yearbook! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 25!


Y is for...Yearbook! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 25! A Yearbook (generally issued by a school or society) is published annually, and details information about its members and activities during a particular year. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

X is for...ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 24!



X is for...X is his mark! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 24! What the signer of a document would write if he couldn’t write his name. Signing a document in this manner was usually due to illiteracy or disability, and a witness would label the X as “his mark.” The witness was required to make the mark valid. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

W is for...Will! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 23!


W is for...Will! A Will is a document outlining instructions for what should be done with one’s real and personal property after their demise. #MadamAncestry #ABC #genealogychallenge #doover #will

Saturday, January 27, 2018

V is for...Vital Records! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 22!


V is for...Vital Records! Vital Records are records of life events for every person - such as birth, marriage, divorce, and death records. These records are maintained under governmental authority. The privacy laws fro who can access these records and when they can be accessed varies.

Friday, January 26, 2018

U is for...UsGenWeb! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 21!


U is for...USGenWeb! The USGenWeb Project is a volunteer maintained website that lists genealogical databases, bulletin boards, libraries, and other resources to aid in genealogy research.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

T is for...Transcribe! ABC Genealogy Challenge Do Over - Day 20!

 
 
T is for...Transcribe! To Transcribe is to make a full handwritten or typed copy of a written work, record, or set of records.