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My daughter and I had a great time doing this talk on Saturday. Too bad the weather didn't cooperate.
View from the Huenefeld Room at the Cincinnati Public Library, Main Branch Photo credit:  Bill Reed Saturday, January 25th, was the day set aside for our Genealogy and DNA Seminar. Lots of planning and technology went into t...
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The weather is surely causing havoc all over the eastern half of the country. It does sound like a great conference and how nice that you were able to team up mother/daughter wise and present such interesting DNA & Genealogy topics. You must be so proud of your daughter (and I am sure she is proud of you +Kathy Reed).
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This is part of a series on my gg-grandfather who was tried for murder in Paris, Bourbon Co., Kentucky in 1856. The two previous posts provide the background.
Photo Credit: www.gizmodo.com.au By now I'm sure you've figured out that the man who committed this murder is in our family tree. For those in my generation, Thomas Probert is our gg-grandfather. He would have been Norine's g...
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Oh my goodness - what fun! You have a real life "big time trial" in your family history. Thanks for sharing that story (in installments) and I look forward to the "rest of the story."
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If you can get to Cincinnati, this may be worth the trip.
Mark your calendars, grab your winter coat and gloves and plan on attending our DNA Seminar at the Main Library on Saturday, January 25th at 10:00 AM. This event in three one-hour sessions should answer many of the questions ...
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If you do research in Hamilton Co., you've got to take a look at this. Elaine Kuhn, Kenton Co. Ky Librarian gave a wonderful talk last Saturday on resources from counties that surround Hamilton Co.
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If you have Hamilton Co., Ohio ancestors, have we got exciting news for you. Check it out!
If you haven't heard through facebook or twitter, we have exciting news! Thanks to the long-term efforts of Board Member Jim Dempsey and a team of volunteers from LDS, over half a million digitized Hamilton Co. records have b...
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Genealogy Friends, play along with this post. I hope you enjoy it.
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Today the Hamilton County Genealogical Society launched it's new website. It reflects two years of work by some very dedicated chapter members. If you have ancestors in Hamilton Co. or just want to check out a great website, check it out.
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That's great, Thomas. You can bet I'll be watching the new program and hope it doesn't end up on your scrap heap.
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Tessa,
You are right. I haven't been blogging much. I've been very busy during the summer with a couple of projects. Under the direction of Jenny Davis, our society has been working to update our website. It is scheduled to go live November 1st. That has been a big commitment. I also submitted two lineage society applications -- one for my husband's Hamilton Co. ancestors and one to the Texas Genealogical Society in an effort to prove that my ggg-grandfather qualifies for First Families in Texas. (He fought in the War for Texas Independence. I wrote an article and got it published in Kentucky Ancestors. Two days ago I started a new blog for my brother who just purchased a marina and a sternwheeler. The boat, Jennie Wade, has a lot of history. http://jenniewadesternwheeler.blogspot.com. I also FINALLY added a post related to this to one of my favorite blogs, http://ohioriverways.blogspot.com. I've given a few talks, attended FGS and took three online courses related to genetics in preparation for a half-day seminar my daughter and I are going to do in January on DNA and Genealogy. She is a Genetic Counselor and is going to discuss the medical reports from 23andme. So now you know what I've done on my summer vacation. It's been busy and fun.

I just switched positions for our society. Instead of Recording Secretary, I'm going to be the Program Chair. I'm excited about the change. So writing posts has taken a back seat, but it definitely hasn't been all bad.
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Look forward to reading the new blogs.
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I've definitely had to deal with this issue. After more than ten years of research, I discovered that the husband of my g-grandmother committed suicide at the age of 33 and left her totally impoverished with five young children. The children were placed in an orphanage and she supported herself as a prostitute. My grandmother was born of another man (I know his identity). She was raised by nuns in an orphanage with nuns whose mission was related to helping women who found themselves in terrible situations. My grandmother's death certificate, death notice, etc. all listed her father as the man who had committed suicide two years before she was born. Not only did I put the information on my blog, but I've published articles about this in genealogical journals. I did contact a cousin I thought might be particularly sensitive to this "secret." She said she was OK with it, but I'm not sure she really was. I know my grandmother would not like us to know of her parentage, but I view her and her mother as "survivors" of a horrible situation. I'm proud of both of them. 
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How traumatic that must have been for her.  I admire your candor and agree, they were survivors and were strong women.  You have every right to be proud.  One thing I've come to see, while reading others' stories, is that we all come from a mixture of tragedy and triumph, and there is no such thing as a perfect family.  It's what we do with life's experiences, past and present, negative and positive, that determines what kind of people we are.  I am finding there are many courageous folks in this amazing field called genealogy.
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I am a married, semi-retired educator, mother of one and grandmother of two.  I am very interested in genealogy and love riding my bike on the Loveland Trail.
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The Indictment
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Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune Illustration Murder in Bourbon "We understand that on Monday, a difficulty occurred in the bar room of the Bou

T. H. Probert vs. Jacob Spears, Esq.
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Note: If you are arriving at this post with no background on the "killing", you may want to read these earlier posts on this topic: http://j

1854 - It Was A Very Bad Year
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Thomas lost his father at the age of 13. His father, William, died on the way back home from the War for Texas Independence in 1837. By the

Thomas -- Young Husband and Entrepreneur
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The next time Thomas appears in the public record is as a young husband to Mary Elizabeth Diamond. They were married in Lexington on Decembe

Thomas -- The Early Years
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Credit: Wikipedia.com Thomas H. Probert, the son of William and Mary (Polly), was born on August 29, 1824. Until I discovered a digital copy

Fifty Shades of Thomas Probert
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No doubt about it. I have "favorite" ancestors. Thomas H. Probert, who always signed his name as T.H. Probert, is one of those. He is a pate

The Verdict Is In
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You Be the Jury - Guilty or Not Guilty Part 2
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Yesterday I described a trial from 1852 as described in a newspaper article. The Killing of J. H. Spears was published by the Louisville Cou

Settlers and Builders of Ohio
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Since I became interested in genealogy 13 years ago, I've taken advantage of several opportunities to document my ancestors. In addition to

I am a teacher, and I am tired
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For the first time ever, I'm turning this blog over to a guest post. This was written by my friend Savanna who says here what so many of us

Women's History Month: Pattern of Children of My Female Ancestors
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Lorine at Olive Tree Genealogy posted an interesting genealogical topic for Women's History Month, so here is my offering. Instructions: Mak

Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with Irish Research!
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Five Lessons Learned While Writing
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Thinking about writing a family history story? I took the plunge, and am here to tell you the water’s fine. In February, encouraged by Harol

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - Valentine's Day, 1872
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A very sweet Valentine's Day "Decree" from my Greatgrandfather, James Grover "Grove" TERWILLIGER, 14 Feb 1872 to his teen-aged sweetheart, m

Sleep, Sleep, Sweet Annie ~ The Short Life of Annie Bustin Grant
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Annie Virginia Bustin was born on March 3, 1913, the second daughter of Tom and Catherine (Cassie) Bustin, in Portland, Maine. Tom and Cassi

Tom's Annual Christmas Story
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My brother, Tom, writes a Christmas story for his company's newsletter each year. Last year I shared several years of newsletters on this bl

Family Matters: Honoring the Jones Boys on Veterans' Day
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Family Matters. Welcome to my blog -- Jones Family Matters. Over time, I hope to post stories, pictures, etc. from all of my family lines. T

THE Trip, THE Encore' :: Big Bend National Park, East Side Hike, Trinket...
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Copyright 2012, CABS for Reflections From the Fence November 28, 2012 After our lunch, we decided to tackle the Boquillas Canyon Trail, whic

The Christmas Bow
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