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Sampson Reeves & Mary Briggs

Sampson Reeves was born on the 14th November 1867 in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. His parents were Abraham Reeves & Eliza Smith. Sampson married Martha Briggs… 706 more words

Family History


In an effort to exploit my OCD-ness for good, here is a list of late 18th century surnames present in the western half of Connecticut during the American Revolution… 276 more words


A to Z - Royalty. What's in a Name?

April 2016 A to Z Challenge – I’m writing about history.

R is for Royalty. What’s in a Name?

Royals have no surnames. That’s right. Queen Elizabeth is Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth. 209 more words


Tradition still sways married Swiss women

Since 2013 Swiss women can legally keep their surname after marriage. Photo: Gary Minnaert

Tradition still sways married Swiss women

Published: 04 Apr 2016 12:20 GMT+02:00… 457 more words


The mystery of Mary Schollick isn't who she murdered...

One of the most enigmatic family members who is currently the focus of my research is Mary Schollick (or Schollich), born around 1763 in Cumberland, England. 874 more words


N. C. Death Records - Nancy A. Musgrave Barnes (1837-1921)

Today I’m looking at the death record for Nancy Ann Musgrave Barnes on Ancestry.com. This Nancy Barnes was my husband’s great-great-grandmother, and she was married to Jacob H. 641 more words


What's in a name? Am I letting down the sisterhood?

A garter by any other name would smell as sweet. Wait, what? No, that’s horrible. Enough with the Shakespeare already. Sorry, it’s been a long day. 226 more words