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My Elf on the Shelf Will Do Lookups

Dear international readers and followers,
you now have the ability to instantly translate my content to a language of your choice using the Google Translate Widget on the sidebar at right. 575 more words

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Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING Sophia and Her Child

Releasing one Negro Woman and child mentioned in the inventory of the estate of Jane Hamilton presented to the Court of Nicholas County, (West) Virginia, during the November term of 1821. 626 more words

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A Million Things to Be

We are rich in opportunities. Sure, there are obstacles between us and our goals, but that’s life. Sometimes those obstacles are speed bumps and sometimes they’re brick walls. 202 more words


Killed by a Steam Locomotive in a Coal Mine

My GEDCOM file has been online at RootsWeb’s WorldConnect for 15 days short of twenty years. Many people have written to me over the years. And when a person takes the time to send me the key to open a door in one of my brick walls, I do a happy dance and say, “Thank you very much for taking the time to get in touch.” 935 more words

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Family Mysteries, Genealogy Roadblocks & Such

Sometimes genealogy is just plain hard. No documentation for one person or loads for them but nothing really makes sense. It takes a lot of working the pieces of the puzzle sometimes to get them to fit. 727 more words


A 303-Year-Old Marriage Record Found for My 7th Great-Grandparents

Last week I became curious about my “German” ancestors actually being Luxembourgers. I had finally found a map which helped me with the historical boundaries of the country I live in. 602 more words

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Brick Wall: James Anderson Combs

James Anderson Combs is the brick wall in my direct maternal lineage.  Here is what I know about him:

He was born in Mississippi in 1824, probably in the Wilkinson County area.   81 more words

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