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Dana Leeds
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Family Historian & Genealogist
Family Historian & Genealogist

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After a month's absence, I'm back! I usually work on my family, but this post is about my husband's great grandfather who has not been found in any records before his 1910 marriage.

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While working with my first German newspaper article, I came up with four tips that make working with these articles easier. Have you found articles in German (or other) language newspapers? Do you have any additional tips?

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I recently found my first article about my family in a German newspaper! Transcribing and translating it wasn't easy, but with some help, I uncovered the story of a fire in Detroit, Michigan.

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I recently got to spend the day with a "new" cousin! She shared some new photos and documents with me, including a "mystery" photo that I was able to solve.

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I found another wrongly transcribed name on Ancestry by using a "trick." What tricks do you use?

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I came across a fascinating name today: Lawless Mary Cone. What fascinating life did she live to earn such a fascinating nickname? I had to do some research to find the answers.

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Bethuel Vincent was found dead in a brook at the young age of 29. His obituary and his father's will tell us more about his short life.

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While enjoying some rest & relaxation, I am reworking some of my earlier blog posts. In this one, I share how I made my first "jump" across the pond to England.

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What's the most unusual name on your family tree? Mine is a German ancestor whose name might not be so unusual in Germany, but sounds strange to my American ears.

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It is my privelege, as publicity chairman of Houston Genealogical Forum (HGF) to interview our upcoming speakers. Rick and Pam Sayre are coming to Houston on March 18th and I had a wonderful interview with them. I hope you enjoy their interview as much as I did!
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