From the "Rolls" of Washington County: The last two "Croy Boys"

The photo taken at the OGS Society of Civil War Families of Ohio induction ceremony arrived a couple months back. At the time, I was elbow deep in the buckets of information from my trip to Ohio, so just filed it away. 735 more words

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Editing Your Writing–Six Tips

Whether you’re writing a family history, a journal essay, a cookbook, or the Great American Novel, editing looms as perhaps the most essential and difficult part of the process. 994 more words

Genealogical Research

And that's why I talk to dead people...

Yesterday, I was contacted via my Ancestry account by someone who believed we were related because of her DNA results. I have to admit, I was ecstatic. 958 more words

1928: The Swedish Flag Pub and the Jug

I was kindly given an historic item from the East End, by my amazing Cockney cousins.

It is a water jug with an engraved message. A Christmas gift perhaps, to my great grandparents. 400 more words


Throw Back Thursday Tribute:David Croy

David Croy was born to Jacob Croy and Margaret Pugh Croy.[i] He was their fifth child, likely born in Coshocton County, Ohio. The handwritten rolls, gathered immediately after the Civil War, tell us this. 603 more words

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It's not all on the internet.......

I’m currently involved with the Moseley Churchyard Heritage Project leading a team of volunteers who are undertaking a survey of  the remaining gravestones, recording the inscriptions, making a photographic record and researching about the lives of those commemorated on the stones.  678 more words

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