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Found! Martha Bembry Fleming

Thomas Bembry’s household shows three white females in 1820 and 1830, all of whom are gone by 1840. There are no obvious marriage records for any of them, and Thomas did not leave a will (of which I am aware) that would name them, so they have been a brick wall ever since I started researching the family. 596 more words


April - Climbing Over Southern Brick Walls

We are delighted to have Michael Ports as our speaker this month. Using an ancestor as a case study, he will demonstrate how to break through Southern brick walls. 36 more words


Hitting a Brick Wall

No-Literally! And several of them — and unlike the brick found in some of my favorite remodeling shows – this brick is uglier than the snow that is currently falling outside (reminder- IT’S APRIL!).  438 more words

This Frugal House

Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING: Hannah

An autosomal DNA match with a distant cousin with the surname Landrum in their family tree had me looking into the parentage and ancestors of my 4th great-grandmother Margaret “Patsy” Landrum who married William Dempsey in Amherst County, Virginia, in 1799. 558 more words


View from Stockton station

Saturday 24th March 2018, 5.30pm (day 2,403)

The world’s first-ever railway line ran from Darlington to Stockton in 1825, and 192 years later the time it takes to get between these two places by train probably isn’t a great deal less than it was. 68 more words

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On the Road

My husband had some training in Chicago last Thursday and Friday, so I tagged along. It was a good excuse to stop and see some family and friends in Indiana and Illinois. 573 more words