Category Archives: Genealogy

Letter from North Dakota February 1887

I don’t think much of Dakota as a “winter resort” — it will do as a last resort which is what it is to us. Continue reading

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My great-grandmother’s trip to “homestead” in Oregon.

Jud is off the minute the train stops no matter how short the stay. I expect to leave him somewhere on the road. Continue reading

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Big Thanks to DearMYRTLE.com for coming up with this idea! If you ever wake up one morning and say to yourself, ‘Self, I want to learn more about genealogy today’, then  head over to  GeneaWebinars.com. There you will find a … Continue reading

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Cryptic note

This is about my Powells. And about documentation. In my mother’s Powell file, which has documents from my Powell grandparents, I found a photocopy document entitled Family History. No date, no author, no idea where the original resides. But this … Continue reading

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RootsMagic6

I like to see how genealogy programs help you fix things that are broken Continue reading

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After Commando Course 1943

Big men just can’t take it. Continue reading

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Boxes and Boxes!

This past weekend I brought home all my late mother’s files, notes, pictures and books on genealogy. I am sorting, scanning and winnowing this treasure trove. Can one feel daunted and excited at the same time? Already, I have come … Continue reading

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Family Stories

Several family stories from both sides of my family give personality and life to ancestors. For example, at the funeral of my Aunt Isabel  (my mother’s sister) recently, my first cousin once removed, Isabel’s granddaughter, said Isabel told this story: … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole without a Watch

World Cat: Where you can look in thousands of library catalogs! Went down the genealogy rabbit hole today. Spent some time looking for info on Edgefield Co SC 1802-1830, and Sumter County AL 1830-1850. Using WORLDCAT, I found a few … Continue reading

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Genealogy at a Glance Guide: Cherokee Genealogy Research

I received a (free) review copy of   Cherokee Genealogy Research (Genealogy at a Glance) the other day and was excited. Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG, of course is a recognized Certified Genealogist. She is the author of this handy, four page, … Continue reading

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