Saturday, October 20, 2012

We're back to work on our state sites --- we just finished working on Michigan at  and are now out west working on transcribing data for California
Our special focus on California is transcribing the Voters Lists from various years.  Since California doesn't have a lot of state census available, these Voters Lists help to fill that gap.  For instance, here's one from Los Angeles county:   Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

If you haven't checked out our Civil War Headstone page lately, you'll want to visit to see the huge amount of progress we've made. We are actually done transcribing all files (YEAH!!!) and we have all surnames A-O proofread and ONLINE! We also have quite a few files from the remaining alpha letters online as well, so check it out at

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

We are ALMOST DONE with transcribing the Civil War headstones!!
The transcribing part is almost done - we have just a few more W surname files to go, and then we start concentrating on proof-reading all those transcriptions!  The data from the files is put online as webpages after each set of 5 files is proofread, so keep your eye on  to view the files as they go up!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What are We Working On?

It's all about Civil War Headstones.  We have over 80,000 soldier names online already and when finished, it'll be well over 100,000.  These are government supplied headstones for Union soldiers and lists their service information and their burial places and dates (when known).   And did I mention this is a FREE database?
 Check it out at

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lots of new data to view at our North Dakota Genealogy Trails websites. And even more was added today in Cass, Richland, Grand Forks, Ransom, Dickey, Griggs, Barnes, Steele, Traill, LaMoure, Eddy, Burleigh, Foster, Stutsman, Sargent and Wells counties. Visit our N. Dakota site at to get to our county sites...
Happy Hunting!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hatfield and McCoy Family Feud

Did you enjoy the mini-series on the History Channel about the Hatfield-McCoy Family Feud?  If so, here's the real thing - news postings as they happened:
On our KY site:
and on our West Virginia website at and

Monday, May 28, 2012

New Data Coming Online

FINISHED WORKING ON: South Dakota Genealogy Trails  TONS of new data now online!
CURRENTLY WORKING ON:  Adding new Oklahoma data!  Starting to upload this data over the next weeks at Oklahoma Genealogy Trails.
UP NEXT:  Kentucky

Sunday, April 22, 2012

We're currently working on adding data to the unhosted county sites of VIRGINIA!  Help us fill these sites with data --- bios, census, obituaries, your family's cemetery listings - whatever you feel would be of interest to a researcher is what we're looking to add (no trees or gedcoms though - we want to stick to transcribed data found while researching)
Visit our sites at  and help us out!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

FINISHED WORKING ON: Minnesota Genealogy Trails  TONS of new data now online!
CURRENTLY WORKING ON:  Adding new Iowa data!  Starting to upload this data over the next weeks at Iowa Genealogy Trails.
UP NEXT: North Dakota

Only 15 more days til the 1940 census is released!!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

We're very excited to have some new sites hosted...
Hocking County, OH at is now hosted by Cathy Stanley;
Sac County, IA at is now hosted by Dan Marr,
Terri Griffiths has taken on Dutchess and Putnam counties in NY at and
Rhonda Kevorkian is our new host of Bedford Co, PA at
Rita Morgan is hosting Gibson Co, TN at
and Barb Ziegenmeyer is hosting Clark Co, IL at

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Are You Ready?

Only 38 days left until the release of the 1940 Census!
The plan is to put the images online for FREE at  
No index, just images... but you know it won't be long before the pay-fer $ite$ get their indexes online.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

"Awesome job" to two of our G.T. Transcription Team members Richard Ramos and Anna Parks for all their work on transcribing new Wyoming data!  They transcribed some great new data including biographies and some census data.
View the new data at our sites at

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Other Last Surviving Veterans....

Read about the last surviving veterans from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Spanish-American War, Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars

Last WW1 veteran obituary

View our website for other "last veteran" obituaries

This is an excerpt from the AP copyrighted story

Florence Green
"LONDON — Florence Green never saw the front line. Her war was spent serving food, not dodging bullets.
But Green, who has died aged 110, was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was serving with the Women's Royal Air Force as a waitress at an air base in eastern England when the guns fell silent on Nov. 11, 1918.
It was not until 2010 that she was officially recognized as a veteran after a researcher found her service record in Britain's National Archives.
Green died Saturday at the Briar House Care Home in King's Lynn, eastern England, two weeks before her 111th birthday, the home said...."

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Wyoming New Data!

The hosts of Genealogy Trails have been working together to bring even more free data to our Wyoming sites. The following counties were updated: Albany, Big Horn, Carbon, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Teton, Uinta Counties. Visit Wyoming Genealogy Trails to access these, and all the other sites in WY.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

For anyone needing convincing....

Rural electrification in the U.S.
"The electric range or stove in the American farm kitchen eliminates the need of building fires, carrying fuel and emptying ashes, thus allowing the housewife at least ten more hours per month for other tasks. Food for farm workers is cooked faster and better on an electric range, improving the health and efficiency of the family. If the range has an automatic timer, food can be placed in the oven long before it needs to start cooking; at the proper minute the heat will turn itself on and the cooking proceed at the proper length of time, then turn itself off again, all without attention"

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Check out South Carolina...

New Data coming online for South Carolina Genealogy Trails!
Check it out starting at

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Most popular genealogy sites

Genealogy in Time Magazine put out their list of top 100 most popular genealogy sites... they have Genealogy Trails at 54th, which is a little odd since we're ranked so much higher on other lists.  But it's nice to be noticed! 

Peruse the list at

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Two-fer!

In addition to working on Nebraska at, there's also new data being added daily to Minnesota Genealogy Trails ---

Check it out!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Next up --- NEBRASKA!

Our Genealogy Trails hosts are working on transcribing new data for Nebraska during the next few weeks, so check out the sites at