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Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING Willobey and Plimoth

Following my three part series on the slaves of my 5th grand-father James Sims 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. 576 more words

Brick Walls

Brickwall or Brick Wall

I am posting this definition that I found on Wikipedia.

“In genealogy, a brick wall is a question for which a genealogist has not been able to formulate a satisfactory answer based on the evidence thus far collected.” ( 7 more words


Evidence of Your Ancestors Exists

Genealogy enthusiasts are fond of using the term “brick wall” to describe the frustration of seeking for information about ancestors and being thwarted, despite their best efforts. 48 more words

Blog Posts-Personal Histories

A missing branch in my tree

My grandfather doesn’t know the identity of his biological father. He had a couple aunts who told us a theory of who they thought his father might be. 191 more words

Picking Things Up Where I Left Off

I will be posting old film photographs I have taken every other day or so, hoping you enjoy them as much as I did taking them. 44 more words

The Mystery of John and Rose (Hulmer) Bitzer

One of my biggest challenges has been researching my paternal great-grandparents, John and Rose (Hulmer) Bitzer. My paternal grandfather Robert, died when I wasn’t even 2 years old and my grandmother Violet passed in 2010. 285 more words

Let's Talk about YOUR Genealogy

Here’s a great opportunity for those in Central Iowa (Ames) to get some expert help with those “brick walls” in their own family research.

The Story County Genealogy Society has teamed up with the Ames Public Library to sponsor two workshops this summer, free of charge, at the library. 102 more words

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