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What Was My Cousin Doing in Omaha?

By 1885, Samuel Katz, my first cousin three times removed, had moved to Omaha, Nebraska, from the small town in Kentucky where he’d first settled after immigrating from Jesberg, Germany. 1,382 more words


A Sense of Place

I guess I have always wanted to know about the places my ancestors lived.  But finding the spot for that family farm, as New England genealogists know, is never easy.  463 more words


Letter from Switzerland

Letter transcription:

This is a copy of letter received from Fritz Jegerlehner

Aetzlischwand, March 19, 1967

Very Dear family Jegerlehner!

Soon a year will have passed since your dear visit here. 355 more words


Arthur's Baby Book

The night before three-year-old Arthur Hamilton became ill, he was reciting a rhyme and joking about lisps and kisses and mistletoe with a family friend who was helping put the children to bed. 964 more words


Why Not To Rely on Obits, Death Certificates, and Cemetery Records When Adding Memorials to Find-A-Grave

Apologies for the long blog post title, but there is a reason for it. Find-A-Grave has one major rule when it comes to adding memorials. The surname has to match the surname on the headstone. 1,796 more words

Find A Grave

Going to the Hospital

Letter transcription:


Dear David and Bonnie:

Here is your tax return (intangibles) opened in error by Dad. I am trying to get ready to go to the hospital tomorrow and it seems I still have much to do (that won’t get done). 380 more words


Secret scandal: truth hidden for generations exposed with DNA testing

Just wanted to share a recent stunning DNA test revelation.

First, I think it is important to note that this happened ONLY because both myself and my newly discovered cousin (Rick) uploaded our DNA test data (and those of the accounts we manage) to… 749 more words