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Call for Presentation Proposals - BIFHSGO Conference 2016

BIFHSGO’s 22nd Annual Family History Conference is tentatively scheduled for September 9 – 11, 2016, to be held at Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa. Possible alternate dates of September 30 – October 2 will be confirmed by January 4, 2016. 49 more words

Family History

1995 Linderman Reunion

Our 1995 Linderman Family Reunion at Bend, San Saba, Texas. Becky and Bill Burgess’s Ranch. Picture on lower right side from left to right, back row, Patricia Harrod, Sarah Moore, Sally Brown, Phyllis Hyden, front row, Joseph Frederick, Jean Mancill, and Karl Frederick.  27 more words


Civil War Pension: Col. Samuel Yohe

Colonel Samuel Yohe served in the 1st Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was married to my husbands 3rd great grandaunt, Caroline Woolman Reeves.  The Reeves family is one of my dead ends; I know Carrie’s parents are Henry Reeves and Mary Woolman.  349 more words

Genealogy Software

The Archives of a Life

I am the archive’s keeper of my family. I took the task on after my mother died, but I was thinking about the position long before that. 1,595 more words


Published by Dick Eastman:  Rediscovered Leather Trunk Contains Thousands of Letters From the 17th Century

Talk about the Dead Letter Office! A 300-year-old linen-lined trunk filled with over 2,600 letters that were mailed out—but never received—between the years 1680 and 1706 has recently been discovered in The Hague, Netherlands. 27 more words


Who killed (Bill) Bailey Brothers?

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The area was known as Long Branch because it lay in the fork of two creeks, one called Long Branch, which drained into Salem Creek. 3,669 more words

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