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#52Ancestors: Witness to History

I’m taking part in a genealogy challenge developed by Amy Johnson Crow called “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.” The idea is to write something each week about your family history, and Amy provides a new prompt (a word or phrase) … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Nearly Forgotten

I’ve written about my great-great grandfather Isaac Pittman before, but today I want to focus on his children. The week 13 prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is “Nearly Forgotten,” and he had three children who fit that description. … Continue reading

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On the Trail of a Florida Pioneer – #Genealogy

I never thought of my ancesters as being pioneers. That’s a term I associate with the American West, and my people lived mostly in the East and South. When I identified my great-great grandfather’s parents, I learned that, indeed, they … Continue reading

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How I found my great-great-great-great grandpa – #Genealogy

On April 6 2015, I saw #NationalTartanDay trending on Twitter. I’d been told some of our people came from Scotland, and I had a couple of hours, so I thought I’d figure out what my family’s tartan is. Seven months … Continue reading

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