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April's DAR Meeting (Pending Membership)
     I attended my 3rd DAR meeting yesterday and this time I took my mom with me.  It was interesting because, like many things Genealogy, most people will assume that she's dragging me along, and not vice versa.  But I wanted her to see how the meetings we...
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A Headstone For Ruby
     I want to reach out to my Albea / Waters family to help me fulfill a promise that mom and I made to Grandmama.      When I first got started researching my family tree, I set out to find their graves. It took a long time to find my Great-Grandmoter, R...
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Counterfactuals: WWI
     I was listening to NPR the other day and heard a story on All Things Considered in which the host exploring a counterfactual history of World War I, in which the Archduke was not killed, WWI did not take place... and a ton of other stuff didn't happen ...
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Nathan Britt (52 Ancestors)
     I'm participating in the  52 Ancestors Challenge  in Ahnentafel order, and week 10 is about one of my paternal great-grandfathers.      Nathan Britt was born on 9 March 1901 (mine too!) in Emanuel County to William Britt and Amelia Parish.  He was the ...
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A Visit to the South Carolina Archive
     A few days ago, I traveled to Columbia, SC, on a two day genealogy trip with my mom as my research assistant.  My first stop was the South Carolina Archive.  I'd been there before, a few years prior, and gotten what limited vital records documents that...
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Civil War Cannons - How It All Worked
     At a recent visit to Andersonville NHS, where the notorious Civil War Prison once stood, I was able to observe an artillery presentation.  They explained how cannons were used in the Civil War.  I put it all together in a video and, if you are at all i...
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St Michael's Lutheran Church Cemetery
     When on vacation earlier this month in Columbia, South Carolina, I re-visted the St Michael's Lutheran Church Cemetery.  I'd visited the cemetery before, but it was the last stop on a long trip and I really didn't give it the attention it deserved.    ...
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Surprises at the Lexington County Library
   After leaving the South Carolina Archive, my mom and I went to the Lexington County Library's Main Branch location.  From their website, I knew that they had a South Carolina Room for genealogy research, which included local newspapers on microfilm.  Unf...
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Sally Ruth Evans (52 Ancestors)
     I'm participating in the  52 Ancestors Challenge  in Ahnentafel order, and week nine is about one of my paternal great-grandmothers.  I know I'm behind but I don't even know how far - one week or two? I went on vacation and I'm all mixed up.      Sally...
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Bennie England Craft (52 Ancestors)
     I'm participating in the  52 Ancestors Challenge  in Ahnentafel order, and week eight is about one of my paternal great-grandfathers.      Bennie "B. E." Craft was born 6 Feb 1896 in Hartwell, Georgia.  He was the son of George Craft and Effie Powell, ...
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