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The Curious Case of Theodore Flowers

This past week has been full of much needed research. I spent much of my time searching through databases at Newspaper.com. It is a helpful tool when conducting genealogy; however, not for African American research. 402 more words

Black History

On the lookout for your Soldier

Today I’m launching my Military and Family History Research service! It’s the newest addition to Doing Our Bit, a blog that began nearly five years ago as a way for me to  175 more words


Cincinnati Public Housing: Winton Terrace

When my great grandpa William Howard Furnier passed away in 1940, he left behind his wife Edith Myrtle (nee Graham) and their two kids.  Sometime around then she moved to the… 322 more words


First contact of many

Yesterday, I said I would make it point to call a first cousin once removed that resides in Stockton, CA. I have never met this person or knew that she existed. 1,120 more words

Finding Lost Relatives

Perils of Genealogy: Part Three

 Nuts and Bolts… “I yam what I yam, and that’s all what I yam.”  – Popeye

Well, actually I hadn’t planned on writing a Part Three.  1,799 more words

Wednesday Roam

Dragging Home

We visited several grave yards over the past week, looking for old tombstones. At one point I discovered I’d lost my cell phone, and The Squire had to keep calling it while I wandered around the cemetery with one ear to the ground. 318 more words