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Diane Gould Hall
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Today's post asks a question and also gives some tips on using the search option in Legacy 8.
Let’s take a look and see who in our family is listed as never having been married? The first thing I did was go to the “Search” tab in Legacy and select “Find.” This allows me to enter the criteria for my search. This sear...
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WHO REALLY WON?  Did my grandparents almost win a new home in 1956 in Detroit?
I located this interesting article, about my grandfather, Harry W. Gould, published in the Detroit Free Press, Saturday, May 12, 1956. The home in question was located at 29060 Lone Elm Lane in Southfield, Michigan. Here is...
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Happy New Year Everyone.  Here's my Family Statistics Report for 2016. How did I do?  More people, more citations, more events?  Am I making progress?
This is a topic first shared by Randy Seaver on his Genea-Musings blog several years ago. I enjoy seeing my progress for the year, so I’ve taken a look at these numbers for the last 4 years. I can generate this information...
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MILITARY MONDAY ~ Today's feature is the Civil War Pension file for Private John Gillen, killed in action at the Battle of Stones River, 31 Dec 1862.
Today’s post is about Private John Gillen, age 21, who was killed in action on 31 Dec 1862 at Stones River, Tennessee. He was a Union soldier. John is the son of John Gillen (about 1804-1880) and Nancy Miller (1815-1913). ...
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SEPIA SATURDAY ~ War & Peace - My Uncle Bob - Robert Andrew Milne - World War II
Image from http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/ Robert Andrew Milne was my Mom’s only brother. He was 15 years older than her. Robert is the son of Joseph Albert Milne and Florence Bowden Milne. He was born in 1909, the secon...
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TOMBSTONE TUESDAY - Deacon Simeon Clark & Betsey Hall, of New Hampshire, are my husband's 4th great granduncle & aunt.  They lived in the late 1700's and early 1800's in the town of Keene. 
Both this photo and the one for Betsey were taken by me Deacon Simeon Clark & his wife Betsey “Betty” Hall are my husband’s paternal 4th great granduncle & aunt. Transcription of headstone of Deacon Simeon Clark Dea. S...
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Treasure Chest Thursday - The marriage record of my great grandmother, Susan Gillespie and her second husband Clyde Smith in 1904.
My great grandmother, Susan Anne Gillespie married her second husband Clyde J. “C.J.” Smith on 11 Apr 1904 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. She had lost her first husband, my great grandfather, Andrew Charles Milne to tuberculos...
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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week #1 - Cornelius Fisher, Sr. (1629-1698/99 of Wrentham, Massachusetts - My husband's 7th great grandfather.
Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog. I've been wanting to participate in this challenge since it began, I beli...
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It's Follow Up Friday - Here is Private John Gillen's letter to his sister in Aug 1862, just four months prior to his death at the Battle of Stones River.
Page 1 and 4 of John's letter - click on the image to enlarge it Page 2 and 3 of John's letter - click on the image to enlarge it In continuing the story of Private John Gillen I want to share one of the letters he wrote h...
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Excellent advice Drew. I label my flash drives, but I like the idea of indicating the year of purchase. 
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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY ~ Presidential Headlines Through the Years
And so it goes, through the centuries. Good or bad, these were some of our choices. Tomorrow we will return to our regular programming. Michigan Girl Copyright © 2010-2016 Diane Gould Hall ALL RIGHTS RESERV...
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DID YOUR GRANDMOTHER VOTE? - How old were your female ancestors when the 19th amendment was passed?  Here's a list of mine.
It’s an election year in the United States. This year we will elect the 45th President of the United States. This process has gone on as long as we have been a free country. However, it wasn’t until the ratification of th...
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I have been researching my family for over 10 years.  I've learned a lot along the way, both from experience and from attending seminars & classes.  I write a blog where I share my experiences and tips to help beginning to intermediate genealogists learn from my successes and mistakes.  I hope you'll join me by visiting my blog at www.michiganfamilytrails.com
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TREASURE CHEST THURSDAY ~ The marriage record of my great grandmother, S...
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My great grandmother, Susan Anne Gillespie married her second husband Clyde J. “C.J.” Smith on 11 Apr 1904 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. She

DID MY GRANDPARENTS “ALMOST” WIN A HOME IN DETROIT IN 1956?
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I located this interesting article, about my grandfather, Harry W. Gould, published in the Detroit Free Press, Saturday, May 12, 1956. The h

52 ANCESTORS IN 52 WEEKS–Week #1–Cornelius FISHER, Sr. (1629-1698/99) of...
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Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Sm

TIME FOR MY YEARLY PROGRESS REPORT ~ FAMILY STATISTICS FOR 2016–How Have...
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This is a topic first shared by Randy Seaver on his Genea-Musings blog several years ago. I enjoy seeing my progress for the year, so I’ve t

MILTARY MONDAY ~ Civil War Pension File–Private John Gillen–Killed in Ac...
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Today’s post is about Private John Gillen, age 21, who was killed in action on 31 Dec 1862 at Stones River, Tennessee. He was a Union soldie

Using County Histories to Find Information-Timothy Alden
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With Thanksgiving a little over a month away I have been thinking of my Pilgrim ancestors. I decided to take a look at what I could find out

WEDDING WEDNESDAY ~ Edith E. Thorp marriage to George B. Surdam - 1865
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Edith E. Thorp married George B. Surdam December 28, 1865 in Lewis Corners, Oswego, New York Edith Eliza Thorp is my 2nd great grandaunt. Sh

SUNDAY'S OBITUARY - Rev. George Hall Victim of Yellow Fever - 1878
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Rev. George Hall is my husband’s 2nd great grandfather. He was born 4 Jun 1804 in Keene, New Hampshire to Cornleius Clark Hall & Elizabeth C

PHOTO FRIDAY ~ Lake Orion, Michigan–My grandparents & their friends
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I have a collection of photos from my paternal grandmother, Marie Lindsay Gould. Most have been identified. However, there are various group

THOSE PLACES THURSDAY ~ Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
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Woodmere Cemetery sign I made my first trip to Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan in June 2007. We left Detroit when I was a little girl

ON THIS DAY ~ August 6th
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I have a very close friend who is having a 70th birthday today. I thought I would use this date and see who in my family was born, married o

AMANUENSIS MONDAY ~ The Last Will and Testament of John Lunsford 1794-1858
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What does Amanuensis mean? To put it simply, it means a “person employed to write what another dictates or copy what has been written by ano

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 2016 ~ The legacy of Harry Norman Gould (1912-1991)
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Harry Norman Gould, age 21 My Dad – I still miss him. He loved to tell stories. He talked about the “old times” frequently. I paid attention

TUESDAY’S TIP ~ How to Save a Book from Archive.org to Evernote or Your ...
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This is a great way to have your books with you wherever you go. We know that Evernote will sync with all your devices, whether they are And

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree-Exciting Day 3
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Day 3 at Jamboree was another great day of learning and meeting people along with an exciting end to the day! This morning I was able to att

SCGS Jamboree is Almost Here - Starts Thursday!
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I received this information in email today from the Southern California Genealogical Society about the 2016 Genealogy Jamboree: ============

Bridging the Gap
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Newspapers can help bridge the gap in records and can give us a glimpse into our ancestor's lives. In the case of Sanford Rainwater, several

FRIDAY FINDS ~ ALPHABETICAL LIST OF DEATH DATES IN A CITY DIRECTORY
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We all know that city directories can be wonderful resources for information about our ancestors. I continue to discover more and more surpr

WORKDAY WEDNESDAY ~ Can I do a better job listing occupations in my data...
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Here’s the question I asked my self today. How many people in my Legacy database have occupations associated with their data? Recording occu

FOLLOWING LEADS ~ THE SEED FAMILY FROM YESTERDAY’S POST ~ Maurice Joy Seed
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During my discoveries about Emily Gillen and her daughter, Emma Pope yesterday, I added information to my Ancestry tree. My routine is to ha