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Dana Leeds
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Family Historian & Genealogist
Family Historian & Genealogist

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Peter's will listed four children. The will of his relict, Catharine Elizabeth Close, listed 5 children. Who is the fifth child? And why are only some of the grandchildren listed? In this post, I try to answer these questions.
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The 1810 Will of Peter Close of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania mentions ten people. Who are they? And how do they relate to Peter?
Who are the People in Peter Close's 1810 Will?
Who are the People in Peter Close's 1810 Will?
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I have struggled with the question of "To certify or not to certify?" For now, I have found my answer...
The Certification Question
The Certification Question
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Sharing some wonderful photos of my 3rd great grandparents, 4 of their daughters, and 1 of the granddaughters.
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I got to meet Lisa Louise Cooke for the second time, and listen to her incredible teaching.
Meeting Lisa Louise Cooke... Again
Meeting Lisa Louise Cooke... Again
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A 1794 will provides additional evidence as to the identity of Franky's father.
Who Was Franky's Father? Part 2: Another Will
Who Was Franky's Father? Part 2: Another Will
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Although I still need to get the original marriage record, two indexed records help me figure out Willoughby Randolph's father's name: William Thornton.
Who Was Franky's Father?
Who Was Franky's Father?
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Do you ever look into the eyes of the photos of your ancestors and truly think about the person they were? That they were, in fact, a real person? My dad recently studied this photo of his great, great grandfather and wrote about what he really saw while looking at this portrait.
A Patch On His Lapel
A Patch On His Lapel
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Here's a tip for searching newspaper records when you think there must be more to the story: try other search terms! This helped as I researched the alleged murder by one of my husband's relatives in Indian Territory in 1894.
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This is part 2 of Willoughby Randolph's 1822 Lee County, Virginia will. In it are named more people and places for me to research!
An 1822 Will Opens New Doors (Part 2)
An 1822 Will Opens New Doors (Part 2)
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