Tag Archives: Georgia

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Females

Lucinda Ryals Cook is one of my most distant female relatives for whom I actually have a decent picture. I must give credit to Paula Quintana, who shared this photo on her Ancestry tree, and God bless her and everyone … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Branching Out

If you’re a regular reader, you’ve read my posts about the Cook family and my missing 3rd Great Grandfather. I’ve been attempting to use DNA to identify Frances Cook’s paramour, even adding Y DNA from my mother’s brother last year. … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Brick Wall (#Genealogy)

There’s always a brick wall, isn’t there? I mean, if you’ve done family history research and you can’t name all 256 of your 6x great-grandparents, then you’ve hit a brick wall. I know all 16 of my 2x great-grandparents, and … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Valentine

I looked for an ancestor who was born on February 14th or married on Valentine’s Day, and I came up blank, so I’ll just spend this week’s post telling you about a couple that I know very little about. John … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Resolution

This final week of 2020, genealogist Amy Johnson Crow is using her 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge to challenge her followers to think ahead. She asked, “Are you thinking about research goals for next year? Who or what are … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Troublemaker (#Genealogy)

The Cook family had a couple of troublemakers – or at least they associated with troublemakers – and they were killed in shootouts 19 years apart. This pair was father and son. John Cook – my great-great grandfather – was … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Water

The prompt for week 14 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is “water.” I thought about my dad’s career in the U.S. Navy and my maternal grandfather’s love of fishing, but then I had another idea. … Continue reading

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