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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

Genealogy

Landry

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

English

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

General

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

Family

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

Genealogy Resources

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

English Language