If you have been reading this newsletter for some time, you may remember Michael John Neill's series of articles that were published here, called "Casefile Clues." Michael has now moved on to expand his writing on his own web site and email newsletter, which is also appropriately titled "Casefile Clues." Michael is now publishing more articles than ever.
Michael is an expert in genealogy research methodology. He finds the logical results in difficult research tasks, sometimes seeking out seemingly illogical answers that turn out to be the truth. He always analyzes the reasons "why" a document was made and how it "fits" into the question at hand. He uses examples that will benefit the rest of us, making us all better genealogists. What I like best about Michael's articles is his style of writing: easy to read and understand. No mumbo-jumbo here! Michael writes in plain English for all of us.
Each article in the Casefile Clues web site analyzes a specific document, a record type, or a focus person. He analyzes the citations to encourage documentation and often looks for clues that are not so obvious. Included at the end of each article is a research plan or a "where do I go next?" series of steps.
If you liked Michael's articles in the EOGN newsletter, I would encourage you to look at his newest offerings. Recent articles include:
- Analyzing Pre-1850 Census Records
- Connecting two Different Iras
- A 1913 Chicago Birth
- Tracking a Potential Sister
- Civil War Pension Analysis
- US Passport Applications
Casefile Clues is a subscription-based weekly newsletter, sent by email. You subscribe on the web site, and then each new edition of the newsletter arrives weekly as a PDF file in your email in-box. A one year subscription costs $15, and a three-month subscription is available for $6.
Michael is a genealogy expert, a prolific writer, and a great source of information. I'd suggest you investigate his Casefile Clues newsletter. You can learn more at http://www.casefileclues.com. The subscription form for the safe and secure online order process via PayPal is available at http://www.casefileclues.com/subscribe.html.
I just subscribed to Casefile Clues. I'd suggest you do the same. If you are looking for a perfect gift for a genealogy friend, I'd suggest you give a subscription to Casefile Clues. Has someone on a mailing list helped you in the past year? Think about giving them a subscription to Casefile Clues.