Tag Archives: Genealogy

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Fun and Games

I’m three weeks behind on my genealogy posts, so I have had three weeks to think about this topic. I don’t know what games my far-off ancestors played, but my mom’s parents, Hoyt and Willie Cook, taught me Aggravation. It’s … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Health

I’m a week late finishing this post that’s part of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks project. I usually end up writing my posts, or finalizing them, on Sunday, one day before the new topic comes out. Last … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Transportation

My maternal grandmother, Willie Stevens Cook, used to teach a book called “Singing Wheels.” I read it when I stayed with her. I don’t remember the details, but it was about a family going west in covered wagons. When I … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Air

This week we continue with the elemental themes in the #52Ancestors challege. I’ve given a lot of thought to “air” and I keep coming back to the same tragic story, so here it is. It does require a bit of … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Strong Woman

When Amy Johnson Crow posted this week’s topic for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, my thoughts went to my mom’s mom, Willie Stevens Cook. She’s one of the strongest women I’ve encountered in my life, but I already wrote about … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Same Name

Growing up, I never realized my dad was apparently named after two – or four – of his ancestors. I never knew enough to even ask him or my grandparents about it. My dad’s name was William David Hahn. His … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: So Far Away

My interest in history began at Pensacola Junior College (now Pensacola State) with a professor named Dr. Carageorge, who really brought historical events to life and helped place them in the larger context of what was going on in the … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Close to Home

I grew up a Navy brat, so I can’t quite grasp what it would be like to live your whole life in one place. I do remember my mother always proudly identifying herself as a Florida native. It is a … Continue reading

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Professional Development for History Students

I’ve been thinking about this for around three or four years – how to reach history students about professional development opportunities in the communities where they study. I don’t know any history professors or students. Each college or university has … Continue reading

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Secrets of Finding Family Through DNA

You’ve gotten your DNA results, but something’s missing. Where is your family tree? Where is the list of your famous relatives, proven by science? That’s gonna take some work. Yes, my friend, genealogical research is the first secret of finding … Continue reading

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