A Mule and 175 Pounds of Bacon – Civil War Southern Claims Commission Records

In this episode of the Genealogy TV Channel – Footnotes series Connie Knox and I discuss the Southern Claims Commission records. Your genealogy research will explode with all the information your find in this record set!

Image Courtesy of the Denver Public Library - Western History and Genealogy Department - Digital Collections Catalogue, Call Number: CHS.J3368, photograph, glass negative, Creator: William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942, : Accession number: 86.200.3473, History Colorado, William Henry Jackson Collection, Contributors: Detroit Photographic Co., Identifier: 10596C; 86.200.3473, Filename: 20103368.TIF, CONTENTdm number: 9511, (

What’s A Professional Genealogist?

Professional Genealogy, while not a new area, is sometimes an unknown entity to the general public. Here are a few considerations to ponder about hiring a consultant.