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NARA Microfilm Descriptive Pamphlets

Finding aids for NARA microfilm It happens so often that these days it just makes The Legal Genealogist smile… ruefully, most times. You mention something in a blog post, like a Descriptive Pamphlet for a microfilm publication of the U.S.

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Mystery House

I went to visit a cousin recently who has quite a few family albums in their possession which I’ve been really eager to look through. In them there were hundreds of old photos, while most were labelled and named a few were not. 676 more words

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1866 Wedding of George T. Hord and Miss Jane Steele

The Louisville Daily Courier, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Tuesday, December 25, 1866

A Diamond Wedding in Woodford

The quiet of our happy village was dispelled on the evening of the 19th by the hurrying to and fro of carriages, hacks and every conceivable kind of vehicle, and greeting the ear of every passer-by was the cheerful inquiry, ‘Shall we meet you at the wedding tonight?’  Mr. 438 more words

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Never Give Up!

Never Give Up!

For very many years I’ve searched, in vain, for a death record for my 2x great grandmother, Sarah GEMMELL. She was born in Belfast, Ireland in about 1820 and married my 2x great grandfather, James BRAID, in Glasgow, Scotland in 1847. 236 more words

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Crain-Reynolds 1836 Marriage Bond and Consent - Garrard County

Know all men by these presents, that we, Eli B. Crain and James H. Sterman, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds, current money, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 30th day of January 1836. 147 more words

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1808 Will of James Cunningham of Breckinridge County

Breckinridge County, Kentucky

Will Book 1, Pages 3-4

Will of James Cunningham

In the name of God, amen.  I, James Cunningham, of the County of Breckinridge and State of Kentucky, being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory, but growing old in age, and well knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make this my last will and testament.  407 more words

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Siblings Photo

This is such a cute photo of three siblings.  The boy looks a bit bored with the whole process – even though he is cute in his Little Lord Fauntleroy outfit!  78 more words

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