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The New Findagrave.com

Many findagrave.com members have heard that a new version of the website was forthcoming. The beta version has arrived and members have been testing it out and sending in feedback about the site. 614 more words


Ben Franklin, and how We're Related took me from chasing my white whale, to chasing my tail

If you haven’t used the “We’re Related” app from Ancestry, you should give it a try. It seems a little silly to begin with, but there’s some value to it (a previous post:  819 more words

Family History

Anna Bock - A Genealogy Story

A great woman can inspire hundreds, but this one mothered a legacy. This is the story of my great-great-great grandmother, Anna K. Bock. 580 more words


Letter to Edmund

Hi grandpa, how are you? I hope you are well and doing better than you did here in this earthly life. 2,131 more words

African Diaspora

Take Over the Practice

Letter transcription:

January 18, 1967

Dear David and Bonnie:

I have been wanting to get this letter written all week – this is Wednesday night and it is almost Thursday. 859 more words


"Sailing Under False Colors"

“ARRESTED IN WOMAN’S CLOTHES.–A person in woman’s apparel came in this morning on the Toledo train, and going to the Pittsburgh Railroad ticket office, asked for a ticket to Wellington. 1,522 more words


Genealogy research for newbies

I feel like a lot has happened since I wrote the first post of my new blog. I’ve done some basic research on my own, mostly via Google, which led to some discoveries. 237 more words