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Writing reason statements is intuitive for some, but not necessarily for others. Here are some tips for writing reason statements for a marriage record. #FamilySearch   #familyhistory   #basics  
After reading the plea to fill in the reason statement box and reviewing some basic tips for what to put in the box, do you still need a more concrete examples. Well, you're in luck. I will be sharing various examples of reas...
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Thanks +Jenna Mills for the support. What would you add to the conversation?
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Are you praticipating in the Family History Writing Challenge? Here's another chapter of my 3xs great-grandfather who settled in Franklin County, Ohio. Seriously y'all, if I can do this, you can too! #fhwc   #genealogy   #easierthanIthought  
When we left off, Joseph and Caroline had married and purchased property in Prairie Township in 1856. Their land neighbored James Kinnaird and Caroline's father Heinirch Mack. Additional neighbors included the Puseckers, Stru...
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Anyone know how to track down a diary in Franklin County,  Ohio?  
In the post Joseph Geissler: Planting Roots in Prairie, I mentioned that my 3rd great-grandfather, along with two other families purchased property from James Kinnaird of Prairie Township, Franklin County, Ohio in 1856. In re...
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I'm curious on who sent you the note, and why.

A suggestion would be to contact the local county historical society +Devon Noel Lee. It's not uncommon for things people feel are of historical interest to be willed to the local society. I've found them to be the best place to start.

Another suggestion would be looking for an obituary for Betty Kinnaird George, see if it lists children or heirs. Contacting one of her descendants might prove fruitful. Don't be surprised though if you don't get an answer. Many people are wary these days of queries from people they don't know.

Lastly I would suggest contacting the county probate court, to find out who handled the estate. There should be an inventory and some kind of disbursement record (who got what) whether there was a will or not. The name of the lawyer or executor/executrix should be on record, you could contact them.

My experience has been having the most luck with historical societies or the courts. Happy hunting!
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Oh how I wish I could track down this diary! #wantingwednesday   #genealogy   #Kinnaird  
In the post Joseph Geissler: Planting Roots in Prairie, I mentioned that my 3rd great-grandfather, along with two other families purchased property from James Kinnaird of Prairie Township, Franklin County, Ohio in 1856. In re...
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I seriously would like a button or a shirt that says "FamilySearch Fan Girl" 

I met Ron Tanner and told him how thankful I am for the collaborative tree that he helped create. He said very few people actually thanked him for this revolutionary undertaking. Well, I'm one of them and I love FamilySearch in this variation. Is it perfect? Nope. Is it overcoming the frustrations I have had with other online trees or the 'old way' of using FamilySearch... heck yeah, baby! 

So... I would LOVE a fan girl shirt. 
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Fan shirt. And tree.
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Writing a reason you are attaching a source to someone on #FamilySearch  can be challenging. Here are some basic #tips that will help you write better statements. #beginners   #familyhistory  If you have other tips, let me know on the blog or in the comments here.
Reasons statements may seem burdensome and overwhelming at first. Having attempted to teach this to new users of FamilySearch, I know that it's painstaking. However, it's crucial to building one accurate family tree. With ...
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#ancestors  + #ValentinesDay  = #truelove   Write their stories! #genealogy   #familyhistory  
Do you cringe during Valentine's Day because true love isn't really celebrated? This year, do something different.
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Becoming a parent is a wonderful thing and for my 3x great-grandfather, he was staring his family in America. #fhwc   #genealogy   #writingprocess  
When we left off, Joseph and Caroline had married and purchased property in Prairie Township in 1856. Their land neighbored James Kinnaird and Caroline's father Heinirch Mack. Additional neighbors included the Puseckers, Stru...
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Thanks +John Edwards for being such a loyal supporter
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Anyone know how to track down a diary from someone in Franklin County, Ohio?  c
In the post Joseph Geissler: Planting Roots in Prairie, I mentioned that my 3rd great-grandfather, along with two other families purchased property from James Kinnaird of Prairie Township, Franklin County, Ohio in 1856. In re...
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Thanks +Elizabeth O'Neal. Feel free to forward to post in your network. You never know who could figure out how to fulfill this wish.
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For those of you who struggle with FamilySearch and the reason statement boxes, here are a few tips that might be of value to you. 
Reasons statements may seem burdensome and overwhelming at first. Having attempted to teach this to new users of FamilySearch, I know that it's painstaking. However, it's crucial to building one accurate family tree. With ...
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Need help knowing what to write in those reason statement boxes on FamilySearch? 
Reasons statements may seem burdensome and overwhelming at first. Having attempted to teach this to new users of FamilySearch, I know that it's painstaking. However, it's crucial to building one accurate family tree. With ...
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Heritage Scrapbooking can be easy and fun. Great job Ginny #heritagescrapbooking   #familyhistory  
A photo journal of your life makes a memorable gift to your family.
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  • Texas A&M University
    Marketing, 1996 - 1999
    Graduated with a business degree in marketing and a minor in journalism.
  • Blinn College
    General Studies, 1994 - 1996
    Graduated with my Associates Degree. Served as color guard co-captain in the fall of 1995. Was a scholarship recipient for oboe and flag twirling throughout 1994. Made the All-State Junior College Band.
  • Kempner High School
    High School, 1994
    Graduated cum laude. Served as color guard co-captain for three years. Played oboe for four.
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A Patient Genealogist and Home Educator of 5
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Devon Noel Lee, A Patient Genealogist, teaches others to patiently capture and preserve their family history so their families will know their history. 

Devon Noel Lee is  a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in business and a minor in journalism. She has over 20 years of experience in genealogical research and has maintained A Patient Genealogist since 2009. Additionally, she has self-published how-to books available through Amazong.com: Power Scrapbooking - Get Caught Up, No Matter Your Scrapbooking Style; Create a Family History Scrapbook Digitally in 12 Simple Steps, and 21st Century Family Historian. 
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I have the best husband and kids! I earned a 1st place trophy in karate in kata at a national tournament. My books have been a Top Five seller on Amazon.com!
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Home Educator
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mothering, education, speaking at family history conferences and libraries
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