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New Bible Record Database
     The Daughters of the American Revolution just published a new database online, filled with over 40,000 Bible Records.  You can read the DAR's announcement here , and start searching the database here .  This collection was created by the scanning and i...
The Daughters of the American Revolution just published a new database online, filled with over 40000 Bible Records. You can read the DAR's announcement here, and start searching the database here. This collection was created by the scanning and indexing of books created by DAR members over the ...
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Mom's Membership, Complete
     Mom's application for DAR membership was received in DC on April 5th.  Today, May 22nd, her application was verified - much to everyone's relief.  As opposed to my application, which went through my dad's line, hers was pretty difficult.  All of her fa...
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The War of 1812 at the Georgia Archives
     Last weekend I attended a symposium on the War of 1812 hosted at the Georgia Archives, along with some of my fellow DAR ladies.  First off, a shout out to the Friends of the Georgia Archives for the yummy snacks and all that they do for the Archives.  ...
Last weekend I attended a symposium on the War of 1812 hosted at the Georgia Archives, along with some of my fellow DAR ladies. First off, a shout out to the Friends of the Georgia Archives for the yummy snacks and all that they do for the Archives. Also, thanks as well to all of the wonderful ...
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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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Remembering My Fallen Ancestors
     My family has been lucky not to experience the loss of a soldier, sailor or marine since the days of the Civil War, though many have since fought for our country.  Since Memorial Day evolved from the Civil War, it seems fitting to remember those ancest...
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The Lottery Winners
     I have some Georgia ancestors who, for some reason, up and moved late in life.  Or who had random land half-way across the state in their estate records. Why on earth would they move like that or have than random land?  Because they won the lottery.   ...
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Skipping Page Two
     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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