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Will DNA Help in Getting Around the Hill?

In the twenty-four years of doing genealogy I’ve learned to not take other researchers’ information for granted without retracing their work. I knew this fairly early on and when reviewing my database I still find branches of the family tree which need pruning and a bit or a lot of support. 1,095 more words

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Here We Go Dancing 'round the Hill

Last week I had a bit of Difficulty Getting Around the Hill. I wondered what became of several of Dennis HILL and Mary Ann BAKER’s children who seemed to disappear after 1880. 1,834 more words

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Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING Jordan (Gordon), Hannah, John, Creasy, Hill, and Disy

In the Chancery Records Index (with images), a collection on the Library of Virginia site, slave names are indexed with a tilde (~) after their name – usually first name only. 1,225 more words

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The Mysterious Ann Eliza HILL, wife of William CLONCH

My third great-grandfather William CLONCH (1807-1863) had eight known children with my third great-grandmother Mary “Polly” DOSS (1816-bef. 1892). They were never married. Seven of the children were named in William’s last will and testament – with DOSS as their surname. 1,940 more words

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Brick Walls

To build a brick wall, an individual only has to go through a few simple steps; such as mixing a bag of concrete, applying it to one side of the brick, then aligning them in a sequenced pattern until you have reached the height and width that you want to achieve. 868 more words

New Step in the Journey

I originally started my genetic research to answer some questions about my paternal family.  I got that information, and have since discovered multitudes of Reynolds DNA matches.   581 more words


Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING Nell, Hannah, and Harry

Following my three part series on the slaves of my 5th grand-father James Sims during Black History Month in February 2015 I made a commitment to write a post on a monthly basis until I’ve RELEASED all of the names of slaves owned by my ancestors. 479 more words

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