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Lisa Gorrell
Genealogist, Blogger
Genealogist, Blogger

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Very interesting, Tony. I might use public trees if this was in place.

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Deed: Mary Lancaster to Lancaster Heirs
I’ve been in Salt Lake City this week conducting some
research at the Family History Library where I have been viewing microfilmed
images of deed records for Shelby County, Kentucky, where my five times
great-grandfather, Robert Lancaster died. I had previo...

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On This Day – The Birth of Nathaniel H. Osborne Polly, January 27, 1820
My maternal fourth great-grandfather, Nathaniel H. Osborne Polly is
one of my brick walls. I have written a little about him before when I wrote
about his wife, Lydia in this post .
I know a little about his life but not who his parents were. His tombstone ...

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Treasure Chest Thursday - More Trouble – The Marriage of Fred Davey to Tillie Wollenweber*
A newspaper account of the marriage of Frederick H. Davey
and Matilda Wollenweber was a bit surprising by the title, “More Trouble.” [1] There were two marriages listed under this title and Fred and Tillie’s was
first. What was the trouble? ( Jeffersonville...

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On This Day - Birth of George Warren Lancaster - January 19, 1893
One hundred and twenty-three years ago, my maternal
great-grandfather, George Warren Lancaster was born, 19 January 1893. [1] His parents were William Carlton Lancaster and Martha Jane Coor. George was
the eldest of six children. His delayed birth certifica...

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Happy Blogiversary & Happy 100th Blog Post!
Today is a big milestone. This is the 100th
blog post I have written and the 6th
anniversary of the beginning of this blog. I began the blog on January 15, 2011, through a blog writing
class I took at California Genealogical Society, taught by Craig Siulins...

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Best Find of 2016, and Research Challenge for 2017
Another assignment from Randy Seaver at Genea-musing : Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the
Mission Impossible! music) is to: 1)  What was your best
research achievement in 2016?  Tell us -
show us a document, or tell us a story, or display...

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David Shotts of Ross County Ohio, Estate Records – part 2: “Letters of Administration”
We began the search for David Shotts’ estate records from a
newspaper notice submitted by the administrator, Daniel Shotts asking for
debtors to pay up and anyone with debts against the estate to come forward. The
complete story about the notice is here . B...

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Notice of Claims against Estate of David Shotts, of Ross Co, Ohio
In the 27 October 1825 issue of the Scioto Gazette , a
newspaper published in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, there was a notice put
in by the administrator, Daniel Shotts for the estate of David Shotts, late of
Huntington Township in Ross County. [1] Sciot...

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On This Day – Birth of Elizabeth Rebecca Young on 8 January 1804
Elizabeth Rebecca Young was born 8 Jan 1804 [1] to unknown parents. According to the 1850 census in Copiah County, Mississippi,
Elizabeth was born in Georgia. [2] She married Dempsey Welch on 21 January 1821 in Clarke County, Alabama. [3]    Their daughter,...
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