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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Classic Child's Toy

My sister recently sent me this old black and white photograph of my father playing the xylophone with me.  How wonderful to receive a photo that I don’t remember! 62 more words


Wisdom Wednesday – Wise Words on Family

A crab walks, so walks his children.

— African proverb Kpelle Tribe


Reviewing RootsTech 2015: The highlights

As I sit in the lounge at LA Brisbane airport waiting for the Qantas “bus”, it seems quite surreal to think of all that has happened in the short space of a week.  861 more words

Congress 2015

Maritime Monday – U. L. Gilstrap

U. L. Gilstrap is my 2nd cousin, twice removed. He was in the U. S. Navy during WWII. I found a copy of a Report of Changes and Muster Roll from the ship he was on named the U.S.S. 42 more words


Census Sunday – 1880: The Gilstrap Family

This U.S. census record has my great-great-great-grandfather Anthony Gilstrap on it living in Jasper Co., GA.  His wife is not listed with him on this census record either, but some of his children are. 65 more words


Surname Saturday – Epps

The Epps surname is English: a variant of Apps or Ebbs. English: from the Old English personal name Eoppa or Old Danish Øpi.Dutch: patronymic from Epp(e), a pet form of the Germanic personal name Eberhardt. 57 more words


Funny Friday – Are You Addicted to Genealogy?

You know you’re addicted to genealogy if….
…You can recite every ancestor in your family tree, but you can’t remember what to call your sister. 132 more words