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Shelter from the Storm: How a Union Soldier Sought Refuge at My Great-Grandparents' House

Martin Andrews’ sophomore year at Oberlin College was abruptly upended in the spring of 1861. On April 12, his 22nd birthday, Confederate forces attacked a federal fort in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. 711 more words

Civil War

The Great Escape!!!

From Stoneyford to Belfast and Back...

Mary Agnes Scott was born on 21 Jan 1867 in Knocknadona, Magheragall Parish, Co. Antrim.  She was the third child of ten born to Mary Agnes Hendren and Richard James Scott.  676 more words

Family History

Federal Land Records

Based on what my grandpa told me and backed up by the Moffat Clan Genealogy site, I had some level of certainty that my direct ancestor… 291 more words


Linguistics: Hillary Clinton is stuck on the d’s

When we are trying to figure out name calling, we frequently go through the alphabet.
Example: The book “100 words to make you sound smart” has everything listed alphabetically. 171 more words



My last post from Ireland left us in the northwest corner of the Republic of Ireland and the discovery of Pollan (also spelled Pollen) Beach, which we are certain is named after us!   419 more words


Surprising Sources

I’ve been slowly working on a post about land records, but I can’t help but share a very different tidbit first.

Labor Day weekend my wife and I were looking for things to do, and she remembered the Virginia Scottish Games were taking place in The Plains, Virginia. 223 more words


Genesis 36

Genesis 36

Esau’s Descendants

This is the account of the family line of Esau (that is, Edom).

2 Esau took his wives from the women of Canaan: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite— 3 also Basemath daughter of Ishmael and sister of Nebaioth. 683 more words