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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 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: Namesake

Welcome to week three of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. The prompt is “namesake” and I started thinking about three generations of women named Elizabeth. My great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Pittman Stevens, known – as many … Continue reading

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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: 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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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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