Author Archives: Libbi

About Libbi

Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!

Brown Bag Talk Sept 21

I’ve been invited to speak on genealogy by the Friends of the Navarre Library on the 21st. My friends on the friends’ board suggested some local genealogy and history as the topic. So  I chose the “founder” of Navarre, Guy H. … Continue reading

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For NGS members: videos to check out

Thomas H. Shawker, MD, is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of DNA and family health history. He is the author of the NGS publication, Unlocking Your Genetic History: A Step-by-Step Guide to Discovering Your Family’s Medical and Genetic Heritage. This brief … Continue reading

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More on Reason

Got this note: “Hi, Libbi. I was reading your blog over at Crowe’s Nest and wanted to see if I could help you find Reason in the census prior to 1950. In looking for clues, I discovered that 1) This … Continue reading

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Review: Quicksheet for Genealogical Problem Analysis

Just in time to help, I received a review copy of Quicksheet: Genealogical Problem Analysis- A Strategic Plan- Evidence! Style by Elizabeth Shown Mills. So I am going to start pursuing Reason Powell using her 10-step solution to genealogical problems. The QuickSheet is the … Continue reading

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Beating my head against a brick wall

William Reason PowellHe told census takers from 1850 on that he was born in South Carolina in 1802.He bought land in Cahaba County Alabama in 1820but he is not on any census that I can find before 1850.This is driving … Continue reading

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Review: German Genealogy Research At A Glance

I got a review copy of a handy guide called Genealogy at a Glance: German Genealogy Research, part of the Genealogical Publishing Company’s At A Glance series, and I really like it. So far, I have not come across anything more … Continue reading

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Expanding the trees

Well, thanks to a very rainy weekend, I was able to enter all the names, dates and places on that scroll into Ancestry.com. Then I started looking for census, birth and death records and had a good deal of luck. Now … Continue reading

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How I’m Spending my Summer

When we were in Kentucky for my husband’s grandmother’s 100th Birthday, my mother-in-law gave me her scroll of genealogy. This is a six foot long handwritten document with  the names, dates and some of the places of the living family members and … Continue reading

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Bastille Day!

According to Wikipedia, Over 50 U.S. cities conduct annual celebrations  Baltimore has a large Bastille Day celebration each year at Petit Louis in the Roland Park area of Baltimore City. Baltimore has a large Bastille Day celebration each year at Petit Louis in … Continue reading

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Summer in my personal history

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Week #28  Summers in Alabama in the 50s6s and 70s were hot, muggy and filled with sounds of cicadas, locusts and crickets. I remember lots of camping trips to Davy Crockett  State … Continue reading

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