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Dixies in Bear Creek
Would you guess that line 4 on this 1880 agricultural census enueration was indexed as "Dixie G.?"(with last name unknown). That first name looks like Felix to me. And I'd be willing to wager that the middle initial is a "J." The last name is a little more ...
Would you guess that line 4 on this 1880 agricultural census enueration was indexed as "Dixie G.?"(with last name unknown). That first name looks like Felix to me. And I'd be willing to wager that the middle initial is a "J."...
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My Two Missing Guys In 1870
I have two ancestors that I cannot find in 1870: John Ufkes and Ira Sargent. Both men were single in 1870, under thirty-five, had never been married, and had no children. Ufkes probably lived in the general area of Hancock County, Illinois, and Sargent prob...
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FamilySearch Updates: TX, MD, and MT
The following databases are showing as updated since our last posting: Texas, El Paso Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of El Paso, 1905-1927 Texas, Indexes and Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Del Rio, 1906-1953 Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880-20...
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Maps at the Library of Virginia
The Library of Virginia has an extensive digital collection of maps --including Depression-era county maps (in the Virginia Historical Inventory) an earlier materials. I even discovered an 18th century surveying guide .
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All You Need Is Spit and the Biggest Advance Since the Shaking Leaf?
I'm a little behind on my reading and since  Ancestry.com doesn't send me press releases any more, I just came across the "DNA press release" from Ancestry.com . There is significant opinion in this post. Significant opinion. Other blogs may tell you they g...
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Google emailed me that I've been violating their "User Content and Conduct" policies. Anyone here who can tell them I'm not a spammer! Thanks.....
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He's Not In the Agricultural Census, But His Farm Is
While working on something totally unrelated, I realized that I did not have the 1880 agricultural census schedule for my ancestor, John H. Ufkes, on his farm in Hancock County, Illinois.The farm is still owned by a relative and is farmed by my father and b...
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FamilySearch: San Francisco Pass Lists and Alabama Marriages
The following databases are showing as new or updated on FamilySearch  since our last update: California,
San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953 California,
San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953 Alabama,
County Marriages, 1809-1950
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Indirectly I'm In First Families of Ohio
It is the only lineage society to which I belong. Years ago, when I was still pretty much a kid, I realized that one of my ancestors qualified me for membership in First Families of Ohio. At least I thought I did. Membership in the organization is limited t...
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My Event and Summaries Announcement List
I am moving blog summary updates, webinar announcements, and similar content to a separate email list at Constant Contact . There is no charge to be on the list and it is completely separate from this blog. To be added to the announcement list, visit our si...
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FamilySearch Updates: US Civil War Materials and MT Materials
The following databases are showing as updated/new since our last posting about FamilySearch: Kentucky
Confederate Pension Applications, 1912-1950 United States
General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Montana,
Sanders County Records, 1866-2010 Unite...
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