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The Memorial Says It All
I have been working the last few days on finding Indiana death certificates from 1899 to 2011 on Ancestry.com. I have worked my way down the list of people who I suspect died there (Percivals, Chinns, Kirtleys, etc.) to those I know died there. Today, I hit...
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Thriller Thursday - Charles A. Watkins Family
 Charles Allen Watkins was my grandfather John S. Percival's cousin. He was born December 31, 1887 in Richmond, Missouri. He married Elizabeth Drake and they had two children, Martha and Charles. This is the newspaper account of  their deaths. Four In Famil...
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If They Can't Read It?
 I found this page (The Basia Project) as a link on the Poznan Project . The Basia Project is wonderful for looking up indexed records, mainly because there is a link to the scan of the actual record. And they aren't limited to just marriage records like th...
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They Were From Where?
I saw this meme circulating around Facebook and thought I would give it a try. It's actually a cool way to document migrations.  Mine Copyright 2010-2016, ACK for Gene Notes
I saw this meme circulating around Facebook and thought I would give it a try. It's actually a cool way to document migrations. Mine Copyright 2010-2016, ACK for Gene Notes
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Thriller Thursday: The Real Story?
I finally found newspaper accounts of my great-great-great grandfather's death - Alexander Oliphant that is. Alexander was a surveyor and often traveled into Kansas. These are the accounts of his accident. From the Leavenworth (Kansas) Times, September 21, ...
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Sorry, Wrong Number
From time to time, I get comments on my blog from people who think they might be related. Ninety-five percent of the time they are. The latest one, I was sorry to say was not related, at least that I can document. Spouses are different, death dates are 10 y...
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Busy Spring Time
It's been a few weeks since I last blogged. It was a very busy month of May. Husband and I moved some stuff around in the yard and relocated our garden. I like the new location. It gets 6 hours of sunlight followed by some shade. If the darn critters would ...
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My Heritage Book Matching
Legacy Family Tree offers free webinars. Friday's was presented by Mike Mansfield from My Heritage and was title New Book Matching Technology at MyHeritage.  It was very informative and I just had to try it out. I chose the name Alexander Maitland, figuring...
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Thriller Thursday - A Tragic Accident.
First, the Missouri Death Certificates for 1965 are now available online at the Missouri State Archives site here . One of the first things I do is to search for my family surnames. So when I searched for Percival, this is what I found. Five members in the ...
First, the Missouri Death Certificates for 1965 are now available online at the Missouri State Archives site here. One of the first things I do is to search for my family surnames. So when I searched for Percival, this is wha...
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What The ??????
My mother's uncle George Zimmeth (he died in 1918 before her parents were married) was married to Julia Blust. After George's death Julia remarried to William McLinden (or McLindon) depending on the record you look at.  I knew from church records that Julia...
My mother's uncle George Zimmeth (he died in 1918 before her parents were married) was married to Julia Blust. After George's death Julia remarried to William McLinden (or McLindon) depending on the record you look at. I kne...
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Outside Stuff
Last week, we had almost perfect weather. It certainly did not feel like winter at all. DH and I worked outside trying to figure out some gaps between the fence and house (taken care of ), did some planning and leveling to put in a solar lamppost in a plant...
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Shared Hints on Ancestry DNA
This is really a nice feature, but why months after I made notations on someone with whom I share ancestry am I getting this new match? And one of my daughters got a notice too, on something I made a notation of ages ago. Arggh. And my poor hubby still ...
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