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Stagecoach Mary: the Black Cowgirl

America’s Old West was undoubtedly a Wild West before an ex-slave named Mary Fields arrived in 1885 at a small railroad town in present-day Montana. Yet she certainly made things more interesting. 30 more words

The Complicated Life of Jessie May McLeod Blackmore Farrish Lamont

This month I got sucked into the life of my great great grandmother’s sister, and there’s a bunch of bigamy, child mortality, alcoholism in her life. 793 more words


How to use old family photos to build your tree

Old photographs are some of the most exciting finds you can make when researching your family history, but they’re not often useless without background or context.

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Joseph and Sarah Aylott of Walkern & Albury Hertfordshire

When I began researching my family history 21 years ago, I set myself a challenge to research all of my branches beyond the year 1800. I have always disregarded my paternal line from this challenge as paternally my lineage is Polish / Ukrainian and so I have never undertaken much research into this or expected much either. 165 more words


Jose Dionicio Ortega, husband of Sarah Jane Taylor

He was born on April 6, 1852, in the Village of Rio Tesuque, New Mexico to Jose Miguel Ortega and Francisca Romero.  He was baptized in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 11, 1852. 510 more words


Mound Cemetery, Marietta, O. - 1910

Mound in Mound Cemetery, Marietta, O.  No. 1350.  Publ. by International Post Card Co.,  New York.  4.  Made in Germany.

Post marked Marietta, Ohio.  Jul 29, 1910.   90 more words


January E-Zine

Better late than never!!

What’s It Mean? A-Z

Paper Basis Weight (see Basis Weight): designation given to a sheet of paper in terms of weight of 500 sheets (1 ream) in the standard size. 741 more words

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