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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Document

I envy people whose ancestors saved pages and pages of letters and diaries documenting their lives and their associations with others. As my mom and I go through old papers and scrapbooks, I find that I do have a few … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: How Do You Spell That?

This prompt (from Amy Johnson Crow’s #52Ancestors Challenge) immediately conjured up several thoughts. Typing it, I remembered the old riddle: Railroad crossing, look out for the cars. Can you spell that without any Rs?* I’m also reminded of people chuckling … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Worship

The Beginnings of Brentwood Methodist Church My mother, Zenova Cook Hahn, has always been proud of her community church. Brentwood Methodist Church started with a group of people meeting in a house or in Brentwood School across the street. Zenova … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Curious

In my quest to fill in the family tree, I have found many documents for some ancestors, few for others. Many of those sources record vital statistics – birth, marriage, death. Others provide a little bit of information about what … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Favorite Photo

I can’t choose a favorite photo, so I’m going to share two of my favorite photos of people I don’t really know who they are. This first one is from my Grandma Stevens’ collection. Well, technically Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Pittman … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Homemade

Probably about three years ago, my mom and I attended a meeting of the Baldwin County Genealogical Society that was all about flour sack and feed sack cloth. This was something I knew about, because my mother had talked about … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Preservation

I’m not doing a very good job of preservation lately. I have stacks of photos and photo albums that my mother has handed over to me to be scanned. Somehow, when I sit down at the computer I end up … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Work

Census records list many of my ancestors’ and relatives’ occupation as “laborer.” I do wonder at the variety of jobs that word must have covered. Some records, of course, are more specific. In the above listing for my 3x Great … 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: Fashion

This week’s prompt in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks project is fashion. When I think of that topic with regard to my family tree, two stories come to mind. After my great-grandfather Billie Stevens left the sawmill, … Continue reading

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