Author Archives: Tony Hoskins

About Tony Hoskins

Anthony Hoskins has for the past 12 years managed the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, also serving as Sonoma County Archivist and as a Sonoma County Historical Records Commissioner. He holds a B.A in history from the University of Iowa and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. Tony has served on the boards of the Sonoma County Historical Society, the Sonoma County Genealogical Society, and the Sonoma County Museum. Previously, he was for eleven years the Genealogical Services Librarian at Chicago’s Newberry Library where he taught genealogical research for ten years and lectured widely throughout the Midwest. Contributor of the genealogical charting section in the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition, 2003), he has also written a book and numerous articles published in American and British genealogical journals. He is best known for his “Mary Boleyn’s Carey Children: offspring of King Henry VIII?” (London, 1997).

Using DNA to Solve Your Genealogical Mysteries

When I was a budding genealogist decades ago, my grandfather Hoskins drew a chart for me showing our male line descent from his great grandfather, William Hoskins (1796-1870), Kentucky-born pioneer settler in Bureau County, Illinois. From that point until four … Continue reading

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“Dating” and “Placing” Our Family Photographs

Many of us have old family photographs. Besides wanting to know who everyone is, we also want to know when and where the photos were taken. Often we may think we don’t have a clue as to the date and … Continue reading

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