The Bureau of Land Management is a Federal government office with responsibility for buying, selling and managing public lands.
Michigan held state census in the years of: 1854, 1864, 1874, 1884 and 1904.
If you're having trouble connecting the dots in your research, make a timeline of your ancestor's life - what's missing? Have a friend look at your research - maybe they'll see something you're not seeing.
Lineage socities' books should be used as a guide only as the information may not be correct.
Czechs and Slovaks followed a pattern of chain migration. Immigrants often set out for America to join relatives or old country neighbors who were already there.
An ancestor is a person from whom you are descended. A descendant is a person who is descended from an ancestor. A relative is someone with whom you share a common ancestor but who is not in your direct line.
The use of the term Junior did not always mean the son of. Sometimes it identified the younger of two persons in a locality with the same name.