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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Fortune

A week or two ago, an internet search rabbit hole led me to the website of The Cooper Group, described on their front page as “one of America’s oldest and largest stevedoring and maritime firms.” The company has extensive operations … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Labor

In honor of Labor Day, Amy Johnson Crow has set this week’s 52 Ancestors prompt as “labor.” I can tell you, most of my ancestors were farmers, but I have found some interesting professions. My maternal grandparents, Hoyt and Willie … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Tombstone

This week’s #52Ancestors prompt is “Tombstone.” I decided to share several of my favorites.                   These are probably the first graves I ever visited. My great-grandmother, Mollie Elizabeth (really Mary Elizabeth) Pittman … Continue reading

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Unusual Documents for #Genealogy Research

Sometimes genealogical discoveries come in the most unexpected places. I was researching my G3 grandmother Arminta Stephens – or sometimes McKenzie – and I came across an unusual account offering new clues about her family. It started with a Google … Continue reading

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