Monthly Archives: April 2012

Now a proud member of Geneabloggers!

I’m happy to announce that I am now officially part of the GeneaBloggers community! Old Family Stories received its debut in their weekly roundup of new blogs. GeneaBloggers is a community for genealogy and family history bloggers and their readers. … Continue reading


Michigan death certificate for Anna (Wensorski) Schulz

I received the 1937 death certificate for Anna Schulz (view/download PDF) one day after I received her husband August’s (1906). Again, another certified copy from Michigan’s vital records so that I could see and interpret every detail for myself. This … Continue reading

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Michigan death certificate for August Schulz

Last month I wrote about requesting death certificates for August and Anna Schulz. Michigan’s state records department found and sent them to me a lot faster than I was expecting, which was a double bonus considering that I wasn’t even … Continue reading

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Organizing Family History: Part 1 of Infinity

Though I’m not immune to being overwhelmed when faced with disarray, there is something about having a place for everything and everything in its place that appeals to me. I like the challenge of strategically adding structure to chaos. I … Continue reading

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Ready to share my family history blog! Plus a note about my sleuthing role models.

I prettied up the design of this blog last week, both as an exercise in my design skills and to make it easier on the eyes—though I’ll undoubtedly continue to tweak some minor things over time. The important thing is … Continue reading

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