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North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster

We now have the new edition of the long running series, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.  These invaluable reference books have been  put out by the North Carolina Archives since 1961!   253 more words

Looking for Lucy: a bible full of genealogy


My 3rd great grandfather, Amos Betts Andrews, came west with the Mormon pioneers in 1848.  He had left his home in New York and met up with the body of the church in Ohio, then on to Nauvoo, Illinois, then to Salt Lake City, Utah.  918 more words


The Shtetl: Muizenberg and its Litvaks

The story behind this Jewish icon which shaped the lives of so many

This will be the subject of the Yom Hashoah presentation I am making at the Maurice Zeffert Home, Perth on Monday 28 April at 10am. 10 more words


Life is Meant to Enjoy





My “Pimp Daddy”  with me his fifties “Pink Lady” ready to enjoy some fun with some of our children and grandchildren! 140 more words

Danny J Loveless; Karen Danner Loveless

Two Pocahontas Descendants Became First Ladies

A wonderful post dated July 12, 2013 on the Edith Bolling Wilson Museum’s Facebook Page that includes many wonderful short snippets about Edith, her life, and museum artifacts, pictures, and events in Wytheville, Virginia was all the prompting I needed to adapt and expand it. 576 more words

Culture & Identity

U is for Under-utilized

These records are not high on the list of sources for genealogical information, but can yield important clues to further your efforts.

City Directories- a good indicator of mobility–when did they arrive in or depart from a city? 605 more words


#52Ancestors #17 John Dolton's family of amazing names

John Willing Dolton was born on 18 August 1816 in Brixton, a parish east of Plymouth. He was my great-great-great grandfather.  John was the son of… 611 more words