Rhinehart Roots' Genealogy Blog

  • Finding Your Civil War Ancestors in the 1910 Census

    Did you know that the 1910 census asked if the person was a veteran of the Civil War?  The third from the last column asked if the man was a “Survi...
  • From Slave to Soldier

    Another rare find in a Civil War pension file at the National Archives. This photograph of Henry Johnson of the 23rd US Colored Troops was found i...
  • Were They Married Or Not?

      Another interesting find in a Civil War pension file from the National Archives. This marriage license was in the pension file for Edward People...
  • Tragedy on the Homestead

      Another great story found in documents at the National Archives. This story was tucked away in the Homestead files from the Bureau of Land Manag...
  • The Great Streetsboro Hunt of 1819

    It was called the Great Streetsboro Hunt of 1819.  Streetsboro is a township in Portage County, Ohio, and had bears, wolves, wild cats and deer in ...