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Renita Ford-Collier
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The Genealogy Grandma
The Genealogy Grandma

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My Blog Has Changed!
You may notice that I haven't posted in a few months. I had some technical issues and I have now transferred all of my posts to my new blog: The Genealogy Grandma. Please visit my new blog: http://thegenealogygrandma.blogspot.com/ Now that I am back up and ...
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New Respect for Indexers
I have been participating in the FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Project this weekend. This has been a first for me and I wasn't sure what to expect. I started off with several of the beginning projects and my arbitration results were 96%, so I gradually mo...
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You Know More Than You Think
Recently, I was able to do some research for a very good friend of mine. Her mother abandoned her when she was very young and although she had limited contact with her over the years, she didn't know that much about her mother's family. She was no longer ab...
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Census Sunday - Eliza Ann (Wickliffe) Wright
This is the 1870 Federal U.S. Census for Tom Township, Benton, Missouri. This is one of my favorite census records, because three of my Wickliffe ancestors are enumerated in a row. My third great-grandfather Charles Wickliffe is enumerated first, just under...
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FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event
I received an email invitation this morning.  FamilySearch is looking for volunteers to help with their worldwide indexing project. It is a 3-day long project running from July 15-17, 2016. FamilySearch is a free site that has helped me solve several family...
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Trello - Organizing Genealogy
I have a natural tendency to be unorganized. Not on purpose mind you. I work hard to get organized, but it usually doesn't last long. One area of great concern to my organization has always been the numerous lists found about my home and office. I make a li...
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NGSQ Study Group
Although I have been doing genealogical research for years, I feel my skill set has not progressed much over the years. I am able to locate many documents, but there are still so many more sources to learn. I also need to learn how to analyze all of the evi...
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Remembering Dad
Father's Day is very difficult for me. I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer on August 4, 2010. I would give anything to celebrate this special day with him one more time.   I've been feeling nostalgic, and as I sat down the other day to go through pictures, I...
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(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Elisha's Senior Year May 2013
I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do. This picture is special to me. It is of my youngest son, Elisha, taken in May 2013. It reminds me of his senior year and all of the wonderf...
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Plan of Action: William Preston Ford, Part 3
This post is the third part of an ongoing research problem into my great-grandfather's life. In the previous two posts, I began researching to find out who the parents of William were and to find the marriage to his first wife Leona F. Sharp who died a few ...
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