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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: On the Map

I have some catching up to do. “On the Map” is the Week 38 prompt for Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, and she posted it September 15th – the day Hurricane Sally was bearing down on … 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: Solo

If you know me at all, you must realize that when Amy Johnson Crow announced the Week 27 prompt for her 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, my first thought was Han Solo. However, I haven’t found any familial connection … 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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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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