Bridging the Biography
Biographies from county histories are an excellent genealogical source. Today many of these county histories, particularly those from the later nineteenth century, have been digitized and placed on the Internet. Thousands of them can be downloaded for free. This week we look at a biography of a Boston native and see what clues it tells us about his life and how to organize the personal details the biography contained.
The 1882 biography of Andrew Trask is fairly short, but full of information.
The complete article ran on 19 May 2009 and can be viewed on the Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter site.