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My Origins

I’ve talked a lot about history, but what helped me learn about it a lot was the fact that I had a family tree full of significant leaders in history. 251 more words


You Can Now Read Millions of Wills Online

Every wonder what Paul Revere, Eli Witney, and other famous historical figures gave away in their wills? Ancestry.com now has the answer.

A new feature launched by the family history website Ancestry.com allows users to search through digital wills and probate records of over 100 million people, the Associated Press reports. 90 more words

Ancestry Launches Largest Online Collection of Wills and Probate Records in United States

The following announcement was written by the folks at Ancestry.com. Please note that the new collection will be available FREE of charge from September 2 through September 7. 1,002 more words


Nearly 100 Million Wills Of Americans Now Available Online

BOSTON (AP) — Paul Revere left all his household furniture to an unmarried daughter.

Harriet Beecher Stowe bequeathed her stock in several railroads and a Florida orange grove to her son. 581 more words


One New Database, A Whole Lot of Answers: The Social Security Applications and Claims Index

Back in January when I was researching my Nusbaum relatives, I ran into a dead end.  My great-great-grandmother Frances Nusbaum had a sister Miriam.  Miriam married Gustavus Josephs and had a daughter named Florence born in Philadelphia in 1880.  1,860 more words


Ancestry's Social Security Applications and Claims Index

While I am plotting possible roadtrips… I’m also trying to make full use of the resources I have access to at home so I’ll be talking about a few databases I’ve found—some within Ancestry and some outside it—in a few posts. 209 more words

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