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Marriage Record - John Hill and Eva Huff

This is one of the documents I needed to submit with my mother-in-law’s application to DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution).  John A. Hill and Eva Huff are His 2x-Great-Grandparents. 164 more words



Origin: Germanic

Meaning: an Old French form of Landric, a Germanic masculine name composed of Germanic elements land (land) and ric (power, rule) meaning “land ruler” or “ruler of the land”. 12 more words


Surnames of Interest - 2017

A few weekends ago I spent quite some time on FindMyPast, trying to make best use of their weekend of free access to birth, marriage, death, and census records. 3,795 more words


What's Really In A Name?

Names are rather important things.  They give a sense of purpose as well as a sense of pride in perhaps being named after an ancestor, besides the fact that names are rather handy in addressing a person besides shouting, “hey you!”  But what if the name just isn’t a good fit for you?   2,376 more words


Can You Choose Your Favorite Ancestor?

I enjoy the e-newsletter The Weekly Genealogist from the New England Historical Genealogical Society. It has genealogy research tips and sources, NEHGS updates, links to family history in the news — and the weekly survey. 455 more words

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What's Your Name?

What’s your name?

Not a particularly difficult question, generally speaking. In English, when we say name, we usually mean a person’s given, or first, name. 642 more words

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