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The View from Smyth County (and thereabouts)

I took the photo above from a rest stop in Smyth County. I didn’t really need to stop. I had recently visited the Vistor’s Center in Wytheville. 95 more words


Finding More Loyalist Claims

Like many New Englanders, I have ties to Nova Scotia.  I have ancestors who have relocated from Nova Scotia over the last 150 years.  For one branch in particular, the Martins, when they came to Massachusetts in the 1880’s it was a return home after four generations.  2,366 more words


Greetings (Roscoe)

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Post originally found: http://genealogylady.net/2015/05/25/greetings-roscoe/ 125 more words


Letters from Normal School: A lonely Valentine's Day in 1940

23 McKenzie Ave.
Wed. Feb. 14, 1940

Dear Folks, –
I received your Valentine card and had plenty of time to read it as I have been home all the afternoon. 1,074 more words


My DNA Test

About a week ago, the lovely Alex over at Root To Tip blogged about the results of her DNA test performed via Ancestry, and it got me thinking as… 628 more words

Genealogy Talk

52 Ancestors #21 Sharpshooters and Soldiers

This challenge is set forth by No Story Too Small,

and this week’s challenge is “Military.”

I can’t only honor one of my ancestors. I need to honor all of them. 176 more words


First Stop: A Little Hancock County History at the DAR

DAR Constitution Hall and Library

The DAR Library in Washington, DC has loads of records from counties across the country. I’m lucky enough to live just across the river. 136 more words