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There's a NEW database on Ancestry! Through it, I've already discovered unknown dates of death, a middle name, several maiden names, a daughter I didn't know about, and a conflicting name for a mother! What will you discover?
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I found a great article this week about my 4x great grandmother's sister who was 100 years old! (Or 110 according to the paper.) The article said she recently slept 60 hours straight & that her white hair was turning black again! A very neat article.
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As I work on my Correy family, I found a will for George Correy that went before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court!
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John Vincent, a War of 1812 veteran, was sadly declared a "habitual drunkard" and his father-in-law attempted to take his property, presumably to keep it safe. But, shortly after John died, his father-in-law died, too. So, John's widow sued to get the money she felt her & her children deserved.
John Vincent, a veteran of the War of 1812, was declared by the Court to be a "habitual drunkard" in 1840. He was about 48 years old and, according to the 1840 census, had 8 children living at home including four under the ag...
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A tribute to a son of my 4th great grandparents who died of yellow fever during the Civil War
Yellow fever did not recur; one either died or survived. It came in mysterious, vicious waves, killing anywhere from 12 to 70 percent of its victims. It started with shivering, high fever, insatiable thirst, savage headaches,...
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I found out more about my 4th great grandmother's younger brother who went raspberry picking, had a convulsive fit, and died in a brook. I'm thankful it appears he was quite loved and cared for.
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Michael Lacopo, probably best known for his wonderful "Hoosier Daddy?" genealogy blog, was one of my teachers last week at GRIP in Pittsburgh. He was gracious enough to allow me to interview him for my blog! I asked about his experience at GRIP, why researching in Pennsylvania is different, and when he'd be getting back to his blog and the fascinating story of searching for his grandfather. I really enjoyed his responses & hope you will, too!
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I listened to 5 lectures on "methodology techniques" which will change the way I do research. These lectures are still available for purchase & viewing until August 16th.
For the past two years, I've bought the video recordings offered by the NGS convention as I haven't been able to attend in person. This year, they offered two tracts: "The Immigration & Naturalization Process" and "Methodolog...
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I'm working on putting together the pieces of my recently discovered Correy family: the most interesting family I've found. But, I have to put together the members of this branch! Some of them might not even belong. A letter to Jane McClenachan is one piece to this confusing puzzle.
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My 3x great grandmother died when my 2x great grandfather was only 22 months old. She was buried near her mother and older brother and other family members.
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Isaac Vincent was killed during a surprise attack while working in the corn fields at Fort Freeland where men, women & children were gathered for safety.
In 1772, the Vincent families and others moved from Essex County, New Jersey, to current day Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. For several years, they lived peacefully near the local "Indians." But, trouble started brewing...
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For Memorial Day, I've shared the stories of two of my family members who died fighting for our country - one in the Revolutionary War & one in the War of 1812.
As our country remembers those who have founght and died for our freedom, I wanted to share stories of two of my family members who died while in service to our country. Revolutionary War - Isaac Vincent In 1772, the Vince...
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