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Barnes and Musgrave Families of Wayne County, North Carolina

When I started researching my husband’s Barnes line, I knew they had Wayne County, North Carolina roots. My husband’s father and his Aunt Helen had told me that their father, Ernest Barnes, had been born in the Goldsboro area in 1885, and that the family had lived in Grantham Township. 504 more words


Amanuensis Monday: We Are Off To The Races

The branch of the Minor family from which I spring left New Jersey in the late 1790s and settled along Big Whitely Creek, Greene County, Pennsylvania.   753 more words


Robert Minor of Greene County, Pennsylvania

On this anniversary of Robert Minor’s death, I am seeking cousin-ly review.  Robert is shown here in front of his home on Ceylon Lane.  With confidence I can identify his wife, May, and his two children, Helen and Donald.   42 more words


Becoming Mrs Someone Else: What's in a name?

A piece I wrote for Vagenda Magazine in August 2014

(‘name n. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others….’) 1,831 more words

Day 25: Thai surnames

As part of a project that I’m working on, I’m constantly needing to come up with people’s names for example sentences. All of the names that come to my mind are very western sounding, David, Daniel, Mike, John, Paul, etc. 779 more words


Death Registration for Wolter Noteboom

I’ve now located the death registration for my 4th great-grandfather Wolter Noteboom in Winschoten, Netherlands on WieWasWie.nl.

I had some trouble with the handwriting on this one… so there are some blanks where I’m not sure what it’s suppose to say. 397 more words

My Genealogy

Jump or Run? A Name Game

Jumping through hoops and lots of running around.  Life is made up of both these things.  So which is it?  Jumping or running?  For me the question relates not only to life, but also to a last name situation. 1,021 more words

Life In Italy