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Mystery Monday – The Benton Family

I have a copy of my great-grandmother’s death certificate that I found in the Georgia Archives. Her name is Jennie Benton. She was born in Jasper, GA around 1880. 272 more words


Census Sunday – The Hughes Family

I found only 2 census records on the Hughes family, 1 for 1900 and 1 for 1910. I have posted a copy of 1 of them for the year 1900. 167 more words


Surname Saturday – Tripp

The Tripp surname belongs to my mother and her side of the family. Some surname variants include Trip, Trippe, and Tripps.

This surname is English (mainly southern): metonymic occupational name for a dancer, or a nickname for someone with an odd gait, from Middle English trip(p)(en) ‘to step lightly, skip, or hop’ (Old French triper).  66 more words


Friday's Faces from the Past and Genealogy News

My grandpa, Bobbie, on his first winter, which was technically his second since he was born in January :)

This Week in Genealogy

  • National Genealogical Society – They introduced a new cloud course on…
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Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Postcards

Both were sent to Erma Almy (later Witherell) while she was in California in the early 1920’s.


Wisdom Wednesday – An Old Family Saying

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

Asian Proverb


Looking Back in Time - Sisters Sharing

Looking back in time is what my sister and I enjoy doing together. My sister made the first Genealogy Sisters blog post on 16 December 2011, and since then we’ve been going strong in our family research. 220 more words