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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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Origins of a Letter
     A few years ago, I received a copy of an article that transcribed a letter written by Frank E Leaphart, my 3rd Great-Grandfather and a Civil War soldier.  It was unclear where the article was published - a book, a magazine? - or where the original lett...
A few years ago, I received a copy of an article that transcribed a letter written by Frank E Leaphart, my 3rd Great-Grandfather and a Civil War soldier. It was unclear where the article was published - a book, a magazine? - or where the original letter was stored - an archive, by an individual?
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The Stockmeyer
The Photo: The Location: Frankfort, Indiana The Back: "Albert and Tilly Stockmeyer" ~*~*~*~*~*~*~ The Research: Albert Stockmeyer (born 1858) appeared with his parents, Frederick Stockmeyer and Elizabeth Stockmeyer (both born 1830) and siblings, Frank, Ch...
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Finding PawPaw's CCC Camp
     A few years ago, I obtained my PawPaw's Civilian Conservation Corps records.  They indicated that he, Thomas Craft, served at Camp SP-3 at Albemarle, North Carolina.   The records gave me a lot of information about him, but not much about the location ...
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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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Busy with the DAR
     It has been exactly 6 months since my last blog post, and my mom has challenged me to get back to it.  I have been busy with genealogy, but it's mostly been through the DAR .  I signed my DAR application almost a year ago and became a member last May. ...
It has been exactly 6 months since my last blog post, and my mom has challenged me to get back to it. I have been busy with genealogy, but it's mostly been through the DAR. I signed my DAR application almost a year ago and became a member last May. Since then, I became the Lineage ...
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Mabel Saxman
The Photo: The Location: Greensburg, Pennsylvania The Back: "Mabel Saxman" ~*~*~*~*~*~*~ The Research: There are two Mabel Saxmans in Westmoreland County, PA, one of whom lives in Greensburg. Mabel Saxman, born June 1885, appears in the 1900 Census of Gre...
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DeMoss Family
The Photos: The Back: Geo Washington DeMoss Grand Mother DeMoss The Location: Grafton, West Virginia The Name: Dorsey DeMoss The Location: Grafton, West Virginia The Back: Dot DeMoss The Back: Hazel DeMoss (Ollie 1st wife) (blank) The Back: Josie • Dot • Cl...
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Membership Complete (DAR)
     My DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) membership journey is complete.  I was inducted last week during the May meeting, which was a sort of end of the year luncheon.  Getting to this point took quite a while, though mainly due to my own procras...
My DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) membership journey is complete. I was inducted last week during the May meeting, which was a sort of end of the year luncheon. Getting to this point took quite a while, though mainly due to my own procrastination. I first considered joining back in ...
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