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     Thanks Lewis, for living to an elderly age.  Not that you didn't accomplish a whole lot in your life, but I appreciate that you lived long enough to be enumerated on the 1840 census.  You provided me with an ancestor that utilized the "Revolutionary Wa...
Thanks Lewis, for living to an elderly age. Not that you didn't accomplish a whole lot in your life, but I appreciate that you lived long enough to be enumerated on the 1840 census. You provided me with an ancestor that utilized the "Revolutionary War Pension" and exact "age" column.
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Find One Near You
     I've been lucky with my research, in that my ancestors stayed put and that I live within a few hours drive of most of their homes.  That means that, without a tremendous amount of effort, I can access their records.  Other folks aren't nearly as lucky....
I've been lucky with my research, in that my ancestors stayed put and that I live within a few hours drive of most of their homes. That means that, without a tremendous amount of effort, I can access their records. Other folks aren't nearly as lucky. I've been working on the genealogies of a few ...
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I Could Be a Rosebud
There’s something true about Red, white, and blue about Rosie the Riveter      I had the pleasure to see a presentation on Rosie the Riveter by Carol Cain, during today's DAR meeting.  Ms Cain was extremely entertaining and inspirational, while educating us...
I had the pleasure to see a presentation on Rosie the Riveter by Carol Cain, during today's DAR meeting. Ms Cain was extremely entertaining and inspirational, while educating us about "Rosies" during World War II. When Ms Cain was first asked, as a teacher, to give this presentation, ...
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Safety Vault Microfilm
     I recently went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Georgia Archive and learned a lot about how they functions.  One particular aspect that I learned about is Safety Vault Microfilm.  This service allows counties to have their records microfilmed (I'm n...
I recently went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Georgia Archive and learned a lot about how they functions. One particular aspect that I learned about is Safety Vault Microfilm. This service allows counties to have their records microfilmed (I'm not sure if it's through the archive or a third ...
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My Official Invitation - 124th NSDAR Continental Congress Page
     One aspect of my membership in the DAR is the fact that, as a woman under the age of 36, I am a Junior.  This doesn't mean that I'm a second class member, but is a way to give special significance to younger members.  As you might imagine, the average ...
One aspect of my membership in the DAR is the fact that, as a woman under the age of 36, I am a Junior. This doesn't mean that I'm a second class member, but is a way to give special significance to younger members. As you might imagine, the average age of DAR members is in the 50s and 60s.
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Don't Go Over the River, But Do Go Through the Woods
     "If you get to the river you've missed it."  Those were part of the directions sent to me by my cousin, Mitch, as we arranged to meet and track down the grave of my 4th Great-Grandfather, Willis Craft, in Elbert County, Georgia.  I had learned of this ...
"If you get to the river you've missed it." Those were part of the directions sent to me by my cousin, Mitch, as we arranged to meet and track down the grave of my 4th Great-Grandfather, Willis Craft, in Elbert County, Georgia. I had learned of this grave very early on my genealogy research, ...
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Technology in the Library
     A few weeks back I visited the Washington Memorial Branch of the Macon County, Georgia, Library for the first time.  They have a large genealogy room there and I'd heard that it held a lot of Revolutionary War resources.      As I was browsing books I ...
A few weeks back I visited the Washington Memorial Branch of the Macon County, Georgia, Library for the first time. They have a large genealogy room there and I'd heard that it held a lot of Revolutionary War resources. As I was browsing books I did what I often do now: take photos of pertinent ...
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Public Vs Private
     The other day I was checking my Ancestry.com hints, viewing only photos.  I was both surprised and not surprised to see almost a dozen photos suggested as hints for one of my GG-Grandfather,.  I was surprised because they were photos from my own collec...
The other day I was checking my Ancestry.com hints, viewing only photos. I was both surprised and not surprised to see almost a dozen photos suggested as hints for one of my GG-Grandfather,. I was surprised because they were photos from my own collection, yet not surprised because this happens ...
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Supporting Documents - A DAR Resource
     A little while back the DAR introduced a new service, the ability to purchase supporting documents online for $20.  These are the documents that are submitted along with membership applications that prove the lineage.  In general, there's no way to pre...
A little while back the DAR introduced a new service, the ability to purchase supporting documents online for $20. These are the documents that are submitted along with membership applications that prove the lineage. In general, there's no way to preview these documents to see what you're going ...
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GRC Followup
     Last week I wrote about the Daughters of the American Revolution resource, the Genealogical Record Index (GRC).  Last Sunday I sent off a fax request for a record I'd found in the index that listed my 6th Great Grandparents, Peter Ouzts and Elizabeth H...
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Are You Using This Resource? The GRC
     I mentioned last week that joining the DAR had opened me up to new genealogical resources.  One of those is the Genealogical Records Committee Index (GRC).  This is very similar to a service offered through FindMyPast.com's index to the PERSI database ...
I mentioned last week that joining the DAR had opened me up to new genealogical resources. One of those is the Genealogical Records Committee Index (GRC). This is very similar to a service offered through FindMyPast.com's index to the PERSI database at the Allen County Public Library, ...
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Check Marks the Source
     When I first started my genealogy research in 2003, I created a family tree in Excel and kept dates and places.  After a bit, I purchased the genealogy software for Mac, called Reunion.  I had quite a tree at this point, which lacked any sort of source...
When I first started my genealogy research in 2003, I created a family tree in Excel and kept dates and places. After a bit, I purchased the genealogy software for Mac, called Reunion. I had quite a tree at this point, which lacked any sort of sources. I've played catchup ever since, ...
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The bombdigity! Doing my Genealogy (Do-Over crossed out & replaced with Sync) Just Like This!
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