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#52Ancestors – (16) Storms: Ellen Dunson Smitherman vs. Adelaide Dunson Kearns

This week I had a wonderful surprise when I was contacted by a descendant of my 2nd great grandmother Ellen Dunson Smitherman’s sister, Adelaide Dunson Kearns. 1,361 more words


So. Like the rest of the world, I watched the Royal Wedding this past Saturday morning. Although I couldn’t really hear it, because I was at work and watching it on different patient’s TVs without earphones. 990 more words


Searching Tricky Names

We’ve all encountered examples where a given name has been mis-spelled by someone, and making researching that name a bit more difficult. When I received a tip on researching tricky names, I knew I had to share it. 82 more words


38 Generations

In the 1890s The Cardiff Times ran a series on Old Brecknockshire Families. If the anonymous author portrayed the Gwynns accurately there is a lot of work to be done on the… 370 more words


George Henry Ian Vogler - Part 3

International man of mystery?

We left Ian Vogler as manager of the Little Theatre Nottingham in January 1947, he is next found as manager of the newly built Civic Theatre in Chesterfield (now known as the Pomegranate Theatre). 822 more words

Percy Freely Latham

Percy Freely Latham was my first cousin twice removed, and was first cousin to John Pickering and William Frederick Pickering. Percy’s mother, Emily Pickering; John and William’s father, John Pickering, and my great-grandmother, Mary Alice Pickering; were siblings: three of the 10 children born to James Pickering and Elizabeth Wilson.   642 more words

The Davids

He Dreamed of Being a Marine

Week 21: #52 Ancestors – Military

By Eilene Lyon

Nathan Everett Halse entered this world at 3:30 p.m., Friday June 22, 1945, weighing six pounds, 3 ½ ounces. 871 more words