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Judi Carroll-Thompson
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Living life and knowing the present is a gift!
Living life and knowing the present is a gift!

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The Pause along the Journ
There are times during the various paths along our research that information is discovered.  Sometimes it is documented or verbal and it makes you pause so you can digest what you learn. After thinking about it for a period, you then decide what path to tak...

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Series Opening The Mind.
I'm a watcher of most  TV series, shows or movies that are about history, genealogy and travel.   Finding Your Roots   and  Who Do You Think You Are,  are just a couple of them.  Recently, I've been watching Underground and it is one of the most thought pro...

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Memories of "The Bridge", Dr. Dorothy Cal (aka Carroll) Hardy
THE LAST STORM The  dark sky is  split by  jagged streaks of lightening Stars have long since fled in fright As the first sounds of angry thunder fractures the cold  black night: A wind, born of fury grasps the trees and holds them fast While my soul's boun...

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A Peek Into Coal Mining From Alabama to Pennsylvania
My recent journey took me into the history of coal mining from Alabama to Southern Pennsylvania where I was born. Natrona, Brackenridge and New Kensington has deep roots in the mining industry. Past research did not yield the details found this time.  New K...

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Lost In Sherrod Research
Haven't written a blog since August.  Unbelievable how fast time passes while life continues outside of this genealogy journey that I love so much.  Not to say I didn't fit a piece in here and there. Passion will always rule if you go with the flow. The She...

Excited to have a copy of Col. Benjamin Sherrod's will of 1846, Lawrence Co. Alabama.  He listed the name of many of his slaves.  My branch of Sherrod were own by him according to previous records and I've found several names that match.  

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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 28 Saunders/Sanders Part I
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 28 – Saunders Part I The 1850 Lawrence County, Alabama Slave Census, 8 th District enumerated by J. B. Speaks, Assistant Marshal recorded James E.
Saunders as owning forty-one slaves.   The
question challenge for my research journ...

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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 27 - Henry Carroll/Cal Jr.
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 27 – Henry Carroll/Cal Jr. Henry
Carroll was born on the 24 September 1894 in Town Creek, Alabama and appears to
be the seventh son of Henry Carroll/Cal and Celia Sherrod.   The date of birth changes depending on the
documents fou...

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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 27
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 27 – Henry Carroll/Cal Jr. Henry
Carroll was born on the 24 September 1894 in Town Creek, Alabama and appears to
be the seventh son of Henry Carroll/Cal and Celia Sherrod.   The date of birth changes depending on the
documents fou...

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52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 26 - Wiley Woodard (1)
52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 26 – Wiley Woodard (1) Wiley
Woodard (I) was born about 1784 in Brunswick County, Virginia.   He was a black man, perhaps a slave or born
as a free man of color.   The story of
finding him was amazing to me.   Back in
the day, the...
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