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Harold Henderson
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Professional writer since 1979, professional genealogist since 2009 -- NW Indiana
Professional writer since 1979, professional genealogist since 2009 -- NW Indiana

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Fannie Fern Crandall and Her Three-Timing Darling "Husband"
My mother-in-law's grandmother's sister Fannie Fern Crandall was not someone we heard much about, and we never thought to ask. The newly arrived (on line) March 2018 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly includes the results of my research th...
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You want a desecrated cemetery? I'll show you a desecrated cemetery!
Thanks to Dick Eastman for picking up the ongoing saga of the casual burial and unburial of deceased paupers and mental patients on the northwest side of Chicago in the Dunning neighborhood. Those looking for more details (and indications that Chicago's sta...
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two new 2018 publications
Not everyone gets to be named Alissomon. She was the sister of my wife's 3-great grandfather Henry Mozley; their families emigrated together from Nottinghamshire, England, to Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1833. The Mozleys eventually spread out from Erie in many d...
two new 2018 publications
two new 2018 publications
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"The Republic for Which It Stands"
All four of my grandparents were born in the "Gilded Age," between 1874 and 1887, and genealogy sometimes makes me more at home in the 19th century than the 21st. Now that I am almost one-quarter through Richard White's The Republic for Which It Stands: The...
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Just when you think you've got the whole family . . .
Few things genealogical are more fun than finding a probate that reveals a supposed bachelor marrying, fathering five children, and dying -- all within the 1880-1900 "little dark age." Without the probate they and their mother would have been difficult or i...
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Five generations of New York women
Ye fair that cast on this an eye By me a pattern take and Spend your time industriously And such a sampler make Polly Holmes her work done In the year 1824 Polly Homes did not live to see 25, but she is the 5G grandmother of our granddaughter. The sampler s...
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In the middle of the middle of the Middle West
Those of us with ties to the 44 or so Illinois counties lying between I-70 and I-80 have received a gift, but we don't all know it yet. Corn Kings & One-Horse Thieves: A Plain-Spoken History of Mid-Illinois , by my friend and onetime colleague James Krohe J...
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Where to arrange to have your ancestors buried
One of my 32 great-great-great grandparents (my mother's father's father's mother's father, ~1771-1822) turns out to have been buried in Mound View Cemetery , which overlooks the town of Mount Vernon, county seat of Knox County, Ohio. I recommend that you a...
Where to arrange to have your ancestors buried
Where to arrange to have your ancestors buried
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Back to the future in a self-driving car
Nobody knows what genealogy will be like in 2117. But three weeks from today, at the BCG luncheon at FGS Pittsburgh , you can hear some things I think might happen. It's not all good news but some of it could be funny. Benjamin Franklin supposedly asked to...
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Postpone that genealogy road trip . . .
. . . and take a good long look at your target records and counties in the Family History Library catalog. If the records you want are on films that have been digitized (those are camera icons in the right-hand "format" column), then you may get to have a g...
Postpone that genealogy road trip . . .
Postpone that genealogy road trip . . .
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