The Bureau of Land Management is a Federal government office with responsibility for buying, selling and managing public lands.
You need to start to collect pictures of your family and the places they have lived.
Microfilmed pension records are available from the National Archives, HeritageQuest Online and the Family History Library.
Genealogy is a lot like being a detective!
Haplotype is a set of numbers that represent your Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA results. It is often referred to as a DNA signature. Male ancestors pass down their haplotype to their sons while female ancestors pass down their own haplotype to their daughters.
Rhode Island conducted a state census in: 1774 (Colonial census), 1777 (Military census), 1782, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1905, 1915, 1925 and 1935.
Marriage records may be corroborated with church records. Check everything for correctness.