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Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and the CreateSpace eStore
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Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

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Native American Genealogy Research

Many families have traditions of Indian ancestry. Some have supporting evidence which validates their traditions. Others are unfounded. Your job as researcher is to determine which your family fits into.

  • First, you need to identify a specific time period and locality for your ancestor.
  • Next, identify the Indian tribe.
  • Study the tribe's history
  • Determine what records exist for that tribe
  • Find out where the existing records are kept
Two guides for finding native records are

American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. 1984 ed. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995. (FHL book 970.1 Un3a; fiche 6125472; computer number 361359.)

Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Hill, Edward E. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981. (FHL book 970.1 H551g; computer number 154874.)

Read about Iroquois and Mohawk tribes, culture, customs and more on Olive Tree Genealogy's Mohawk section. Also see my pages on my Mohawk ancestor Ots-Toch.

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