Hayward N. and Lottie D. Hoyt

Hoyt Family Tree I ran across Hayward and Lottie when I was working on a project to create a map of the enumeration districts on the 1930 Tucson Census. Unfortunately, for several districts, the descriptions were not helpful: “excluding the city.” Checking the pages provided street names and other identifying notes for some. The Hoyts …

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Oril O. Hutcheson

Hutcheson Case Study My next project will be a case study. I did a quick preview of census and online sources and discovered that by just getting back one generation, one finds links to some previous research. However, what do you do when you only know a few things about an ancestor? And even worse, …

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K-I-S-S

The Innis Family Tree Making a list of all of the things I want to know when I first start work really helps me focus. Then I trim the list down to the absolute basics and determine whether they are questions I can answer and from those questions I create a list of goals. I …

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In The Beginning

Govanstown Cemetery Project My current work in Cold Genealogy began almost a year ago as an offshoot of research on my maternal line. I began searching for my 3rd great grandfather, Washington Harford, in Baltimore, Maryland. The search eventually yielded an obituary from the Baltimore Sun dated 29 Jun 1875 in which the funeral was …

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