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EDITORS' WELCOME

It’s February? When did that happen? Honestly, we’ve been so busy here at The In­Depth Genealogist that we barely realized January had come and gone. Although we knew we were walking into a month or two of big changes and big announcements, I am not so sure that any of us really knew the wild ride we were about to partake. Let us take a moment to review what is new at IDG. The first thing to point out is the page you are reading right now, our digital format magazine, is just one of many changes that will allow us to be bigger, better, and more extensive. We do believe that this new format will appeal to our readers, allow our materials to be read more easily on mobile devices, and highlight our contributing authors in a very positive way. We’ve been working hard to create new features for the magazine, and well, we’re just giddy over “Ask Ephraim” and “Missing In Action Ancestors;” both of which give our readers a chance to be a part of IDG. Look for their first ever appearances in this issue. Early in January, we changed the entire look and feel of our website, and we hope you like it! Modern, slick, easy to navigate, and in the words of our esteemed Creative Director Stephanie Pitcher Fishman, just plain pretty. It is quite a change from the old look, but we are very happy with it, and we hope you are, too. We have announced a whole slew of new authors, and you’ll find their first contributions in this issue.


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Here’s a quick breakdown of the new content: • Andrea Johnson Becker writing “Twisted Roots”; • Shannon Combs Bennett will be bringing us “The Society Pages” and technology reviews; • Julie Goucher, bringing us some English flair, with “Across the Pond” Research in the United Kingdom; • Gena Philibert­Ortega will continue to focus on her specialty area, “Remembering the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestors”; • Dr. James Ryan giving us insight into Irish Research. Finally, who exactly are “we”? The leadership team at The In­Depth Genealogist now consists of Jennifer Alford, Publisher; Jen Baldwin, Director of Operations; Stephanie Pitcher Fishman, Creative Director; and Terri O’Connell, Executive Director. Individually, we are all running our own genealogy businesses. Together, we are excited and enthusiastic about the product and content we are creating with IDG. The one thing to point out that has not changed, and that is our mission. Everything we do is done to fulfill just that; contributing to the advancement of all genealogists. We sincerely hope that you learn a little something from every issue, gaining advice, knowledge, or general know how about this world of family history. If you have any suggestions or questions, we hope that you send us those. Collaboration is key to the success of us all. We’re looking forward to an amazing 2013; and we’re excited that you have chosen to join us! Enjoy our first digital issue. We’re proud of it! Please share it with your friends. It should be friendly, approachable, and entertaining! With much appreciation,


CONTENTS 7 Tracing Blue & Gray

"Take a Civil War Road Trip" Cindy Freed

11 My Twisted Roots

"Welcome to My Twisted Roots" Andrea Johnson Beck

14 Remember the Ladies

"Three Websites for Researching Female Ancestors" Gena Philibert-Ortega

20 The Heritage Tourist

"Freedom's Frontier: National Heritage Area" Dr. Bill Smith

24 Timeless Territories

"Deeds: How to Get a Copy" Michelle Goodrum

27 Gen Ed

"Genealogy Conference Want You!" Shelley Bishop

30 The Society Pages

"Beginning the Process" Shannon Combs Bennett

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"Letting Go of My Ancestors" Thomas MacEntee

Unknown Child. Photo property of Jen Baldwin.


CONTENTS 37. Jewish Genealogy "Starting as a Pisher* in Slovakia" Jennifer Alford 40. Pursuing The Past "Shopping for Those Bookshelf Basics" Pat Biallas 44. Ask Ephraim 50. Deep Into DNA "Get Your DNA to the Top of the Charts" Mike Maglio 58. The Emerald Isle "Great Insights From Petty Sources: The Petty Session Court Records" Jim Ryan 61. Dear Readers 63. Family Atlas "Welcome to Texas" Jen Baldwin 67. Across the Pond "Introducing‌ Across the Pond" Julie Goucher Unknown Ladies Personal collection of Jen Baldwin

71. MIAA Missing in Action Ancestors


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Conference Keeper. A website designed to compile all genealogy and family history related conferences in one place. We're offering a quick preview, so you can see what is coming up in the genealogy world!

February 2013

Feb 16; Springfield, VA. 2013 Family Reuinion Workshop Feb 22 ­ 24; Online. Family Tree University Winter 2013 Virtual Conference Feb 24; Sacramento, CA. Basic Genealogy Workshop

March 2013

Mar 2 ­ 3; Bloomington, IN. Society of American Archivists "We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Archival Growth in the Modern Age" Mar 16; Blue Springs, MO. Ancestry.com All Day Seminar Mar 19­20; Salt Lake City, UT. APG Professional Management Conference Mar 21­23; Salt Lake City, UT. Story@Home 2013 Mar 21­23; Salt Lake City, UT. RootsTech 2013. Mar 23; Indianapolis, IN. Irish and Scots­Irish Genealogical Research Seminar

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Remember The Ladies By Gena Philibert足Ortega

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Remember The Ladies

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The Heritage Tourist

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area

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Timeless Territories

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Timeless Territories

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Timeless Territories

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Gen Ed

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Deadly Redemption

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The Society Pages

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Author William Leverne Smith , is known to the IDG community as "Dr. Bill," The Heritage Tourist. These first two novels in The Homeplace Series are based on his family history research and growing up in a small Iowa town and farm family setting. "Back to the Homeplace" is set in 1987 in a fictional community in the southern Missouri Ozarks. The story revolves around a family dilemma following the death of their matriarch and the unusual video will she left to insure the continuity of the farm, which has been in her family for over 150 years. The varied backgrounds and viewpoints of the adult children coming back to the Homeplace ignite controversy and expose long kept secrets as each family member searches for his or her share of the family legacy. While the older family members stake their claims on land and fortunes, the younger ones search for love and acceptance. The second novel, "The Homeplace Revisited" continues the family saga in 1996. Two of the next generation return from college and a third from the East Coast to stake out their places in the community as young professionals with strong minds of their own. Old enmities reappear as two romances emerge in this ongoing family saga. Learn more, and find the books available in both Kindle and print!

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Guest Column

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You're Invited The cocktail party on Twitter for genealogists! Find the full schedule and topic list on Conference Keeper. THE IN-DEPTH GENEALOGIST February 2013


Jewish Genealogy

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Ask Ephraim

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Personal Collection of Jen Baldwin

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Deep into DNA

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Find more information at www.findingourancestors.net or contact Terri O'Connell at terri@findingourancestors.net. MENTION THE SKELETON AND RECEIVE 10% OFF RESEARCH ASSISTANCE. Š Terri O'Connell 2013. Original image credit: http://gookygobble.deviantart.com/


The Emerald Isle

The Petty Session Court Records Great Insights from Petty Sources

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Dear Readers

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The Family Atlas

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Coming in March

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