Monthly Archives: November 2009

Advent Traditions

I love getting out my Advent wreath, putting the candles in with bobeches, and lighting the wreath each evening at dinner. When my children were little, we would do a lectionary reading and the candles at breakfast, too. Advent is … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: Beeman, Hamrick

My grandmother, Flora Geneva Beeman POWELL, was the daughter of John Wesley BEEMAN and Minnie Alma HAMRICK. They obviously had a lyrical bend of mind, judging from the names of their daughters. The sons’ names were more prosaic: Flora Geneva … Continue reading

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Press Release: RootsMagic Essentials free version released

“RootsMagic Essentials” Brings Free Tools for Family History SPRINGVILLE, Utah. — November 18, 2009 — RootsMagic, Inc. announced the immediate availability of RootsMagic Essentials, free desktop genealogy software based on their award-winning RootsMagic 4 system. RootsMagic Essentials contains many core … Continue reading

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Kreativ Blogger Awards

    WooHoo! — I have been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award! A big thank you to Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here for this honor! The winner of this award is supposed to list seven things about himself or herself and … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesdays: The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a neat web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. It is the Internet’s most comprehensive source for American political biography, listing 192,291 politicians, living and dead. The site includes  many federal officials, state officeholders and candidates … Continue reading

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Need Genealogy Tweeting Success Stories!

I’m currently doing the chapter on messaging and online genealogy: Any of my readers have success stories using Twitter? I’d love to hear from you! I’m @ECWriter, and you can hash #GenealogyOnline on Twitter, or just leave a comment here!

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Surname Saturdays: Powell

My brick wall is named Reason. William Reason Powell to be exact. “Reese” as he was known to the family, was born 1802, Edgefield Co, SC. He was in Alabama in 1832 when he married Anna Gibson/Gipson 17 Feb 1832. … Continue reading

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Search Military collection on Ancestry for free

 Genealogy Web site Ancestry.com is opening up its entire U.S. military collection in honor of Veterans Day  for free through Friday.  600 Navy cruise books  are also available in  its online collection of military records for the holiday. These  like yearbooks … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Two Powell Veterans 1990

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Tombstone Tuesday: Transcription of Holley Cemetery

At http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/santarosa/cemeteries/holley.txt you can find an alphabetized transcription of all the tombstones of the Holley Cemetery up to 2001 by Patti West and Eva Lane. Directions: This cemetery is also known as the “Old Holley” Cemetery, located off Hwy 87 in Holley. … Continue reading

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