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Yesterday, I shared a Memorial Day post honoring two of my family members who died defending our country.
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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I finished my 2nd course through the National Genealogical Society. This one is all about creating citations! Is it worth your time & money? Here's my review.
(Side note: I am currently taking a graduate level online genealogy course that is keeping me extremely busy. I will write blog posts as I have time and energy!) I recently finished my second online course offered through the...
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The 1910 census lists Elizabeth C Merrill as a mother of 6 with 4 still living. We all have families like this on our trees, and we want to tell the stories of these little ones. But, how can we locate them? I share 3 sources that helped me locate Elizabeth's two missing children.
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I had a lot of success using Google Books one evening last week... including photos of a relative from 1919! A terrific resource!
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Asking for help... I'm trying to print newspaper clippings that LOOK like newspaper clippings. When I try to print them, they usually expand to take up an entire page with a huge font. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
I'd like to make a "scrapbook" of newspaper clippings I've found that relate to my family. I'd like the clippings to LOOK like I clipped them out of the paper, but they always print out huge. Any suggestions? 50 Years Ago, ...
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Another researcher reached out to me and shared a photo of a bandwagon with one of my relatives sitting on top! Posting our family trees and sharing about our families on blogs is not just "cousin bait"; sometimes,a family photo might come our way!
I was pleasantly surprised to get the following message from another Ancestry.com member: I have a photo from my mother's collection that has the name Mr & Mrs H W Wingert - 911 Collins Street, Toledo, Ohio on the back. The p...
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My 6x great grandparents were both patriots during the Revolutionary War as they fought to defend Fort Freeland. One hundred years ago, a description of the cemetery where they were buried was published in a newspaper. The account included a transcription of this now unreadable headstone. What a treasure!
My 6x great grandparents, Cornelius and Phebe (Ward) Vincent, both fought for freedom during the Revolutionary War. Over 100 years ago, a newspaper journalist visited the cemetery where they had been buried more than 100 year...
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Sharing my "May I Introduce You to..." interview that was published on GeneaBloggers a few months ago.
Recently, Michelle Ganus Taggart of A Southern Sleuth interviewed me for GeneaBlogger's "May I Introduce You to..." series. With permission, here is the interview: Me (age 7) outside of my Ark City home Dana, tell us a little...
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Which is more truthful: a death certificate or a newspaper account? In this sad case of an early & horrible death, one of these documents is wrong. Perhaps his mother lied.
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Today's SNGF, posted by Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings, turned out to be very insightful! We are working with our great, great grandparents and calculating their lifespans. My average? 68 years old. That sounds so young!!! Randy's average was 70 years old. What's yours? 
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We've all searched for our ancestors in online newspapers. But, have you ever looked for yourself? Between the ages of 5 and 7, I found FOUR articles that mentioned me in my hometown paper! Even my mom didn't remember these 'clippings!' Give it a try, and let me know what you find!
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I was having difficulty finding two families in the 1940 census records. I used an alternate method, and found both families immediately! Have you tried this to locate missing families? (Both names had been wrongly transcribed into Ancestry.
This weekend, I was working on my Kaechle family. This German name is often misspelled, and I've even seen the initial "K" transcribed as an "R." As I worked on this family, I discovered two families I hadn't found in the 194...
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