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My great grandmother's sister's house was demolished by a twister. A newspaper article tells how they survived...
My great, great grandparents, Josiah Randolph Coppenbarger & Elizabeth (Bennett) Coppenbarger lived in the small community of Ashton, Kansas near the Oklahoma border. In 1899, four of their children, including my great grandm...
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I'm continuing with Lisa Alzo's "Fearless Females" for the month of March. Today's post is about the most unusual female name on my tree.
Lisa Alzo has used the month of March for her "Fearless Females" blogging prompts for the past 6 years. She has posted her daily prompts and has also included free access to her "Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors" ...
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Lisa Alzo started her month-long blog prompts called "Fearless Females." Today, I shared about my great, great grandmother who raised my grandmother since her mother died when she was a baby.
Lisa Alzo has used the month of March for her "Fearless Females" blogging prompts for the past 6 years. She has posted her daily prompts and has also included free access to her "Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors" ...
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I've been learning about GPS, Genealogical Proof Standards, both through my Gen Proof Study Group 37 and a Webinar tonight. I used what I've learned to analyze one piece of evidence relating to a specific research question.
I'm a member of Gen Proof Study Group 37 which is currently studying Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones. We are learning about GPS or the Genealogical Proof Standard and have each chosen a research question which...
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This is great stuff, Dana. So glad to see you are digging into the BCG standards, too!
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a census taker? My great, great grandfather was an enumerator in 1900 and a district supervisor in 1910. He's highlighted in an article about the questionnaire and 'test' required to become an enumerator.
My great, great grandfather, Augustus L Merrill (or A. L. Merrill), was a census taker in 1900. In 1910, he was a census supervisor overseeing 4 counties and 180 enumerators in north central Pennsylvania. 1900 Census for Lock...
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My 5th great grandfather was marched to Canada as a prisoner during the Revolutionary War. His wife probably thought she'd never see him again. And then, one day, a "roughly dressed stranger" entered into her life...
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One of the craziest stories I've ever uncovered... about my 4th great grandfather and the day his pet bear escaped.
As a child, I loved to watch Grizzly Adams on television along with his pet bear, Ben. I had no idea that my own ancestor, Robert Stewart, also had a pet bear! His bear's name was "Bruin" (which means "bear") and they lived i...
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Fearless Females Day 2... sharing a photo of my mom as a young girl, my grandmother, and my great, great grandmother during a summer trip to Tennessee.
Lisa Alzo has used the month of March for her "Fearless Females" blogging prompts for the past 6 years. She has posted her daily prompts and has also included free access to her "Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors" ...
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Though only in his 60's, Adam Close was bedridden from Tuberculosis and had to depend on his only son for everything. And then, his son went off to fight in the Civil War...
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My great grandmother's sister, Dollie Merrill, worked as a child laborer in a Pennsylvania silk mill in 1900. Why did she have to work at this young age? And what was the work like?
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I came across an absolutely crazy story about my great, great grandmother today. Unbelievable! Really...
My great, great grandmother, Sarah Jane (Eastwood) Merrill, had evidently been ill for five years when a "marked change in her condition" took place. What was her very strange ailment? And, what occurred to make her feel bett...
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I just participated in this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! If you participate, let me know and I'll stop by and read your post.
Randy's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge tonight is to see if you have any ancestors or cousins that share your birth date. You can find the 'rules' on his blog, Genea-Musings. 1. What is your birth date? (Not the year...
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