Saturday, January 4, 2020

George Munk of Appledore, Kent, England

1722 burial record for 7th G-grandfather, George Munk, who died in November 1722.

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This record not only gave his date of burial, but also stated his age at death of 45yrs which give us an approximate birth year of 1677 and that he was from the Heath.  It also gives his occupation of Carpenter. The extract viewed on a genealogy website only provided the Burial date and place.
It is also best to view the original record whenever possible to pull out the other details that might be on it.
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Where To Find Free Genealogy Courses

Follow the below link to an article that might give you new ideas for unexplored avenues of research.

Where To Find Free Genealogy Courses - It's Easier Than You Think!

(Shared from "Are You My Cousin" genealogy blog)
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Father of Larken Hensley of Virginia

Found in the Library of Virginia, this 1819 Scott County, Virginia, chancery court document names the father of Larken Hensley (c.1761- c.1805) as William Hensley.

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Both were from Washington County, VA.  
Scott County, VA, was formed from Washington County, VA, in 1815.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September 11 - Patriot Day


in memory of those killed in the September 11 attacks in 2001
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Understanding dit names

Below is a link to a good article posted by The Drouin Institute that discusses the use of "dit names" commonly seen in French-Canadian family history records:

French-Canadian “dit names” and nicknames, by Fran├žois Desjardins


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Susan (Underwood) Casteel of Macoupin Co., TN

Finally, I located an obituary for  Susan Underwood Casteel, wife of James M. Casteel, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Underwood.  Found in the historic newspapers collection, this article gives us a few new pieces information.  From census records, we knew she was born in May 1816 in Tennessee, but now we have a more specific date and the county in TN where her she was born.

14 July 1903
Carlinville Daily Enquirer
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