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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


Now Coming To Surnames

Disclaimer: All names mentioned here are hypothetical and used only as illustrations. They do not refer to any person.

Wow! There’s so much to a name! 889 more words

Just Life

How do South Indians feel about their surnames?

How do South Indians feel about their surnames? by Raakhee Venugopal

Answer by Raakhee Venugopal:

I’ve had quite a few raised eyebrows situations when I tell people my name. 296 more words


Photographs: Finding a Life

You may have photographs like the one below. I found it at an antique store to use with  for my students. What can you learn about the person? 287 more words

Confusing surnames: Spelling

While researching the family history for a friend, I hit a dead end on one line. The name was “Robert Kearney,” hardly a rare or unusual name. 163 more words

Join Guild of One-Name Studies at WDYTYA Live Show

You can join the Guild of One-Name Studies at the Who Do You Think You Are – Live! show in Birmingham from 7-9 April 2016). 220 more words

Family History