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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Monday, November 11, 2019

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

Planning to Clean a Gravestone?

Before you head out to clean that gravestone, be sure to read this article first:

Be careful when you’re cleaning gravestones

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Found: 15 Wallets From the 1940s

Found: 15 Wallets From the 1940s, Stolen and Stashed Behind a Bathroom Wall
Read the story here:
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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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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Deed of Sale for Katherine Kolbush of Jamesburg NJ

The deed below not only shows the date of sale of Katherine Kolbush's home on Hooker Street in Jamesburg, but also states the date is was originally purchased by Alexander and Katherine (Kollain) Kolbush in 1945.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

A Victim of the Spanish Influenza

Anthony (Tony) Busch 
Born 28 Aug 1895 in Cuyohoga Co, Ohio
 son of Anthony J. & Mary A. (Tressel) Busch
Died 2 Oct 1918 at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama

Ohio, Soldiers Grave Registration Cards
 Cleveland Plain Dealer, 24 Oct 1918
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Sunday, February 3, 2019

1854 Death Record of Amos Nichols

Amos Nichols 
of London Grove, Chester, Pennsylvania
1775 - 1854
 son of William & Hannah Nichols of Newlin Township, PA

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