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Grace Odessa Musgrove 1913-1940 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #1

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  To help focus my writing, I’ve accepted her challenge with a little catching up to … Continue reading

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The Search for Dovey Continues – Reverse Genealogy & DNA to Find Living Relatives

With few results from the search for documents on the possible father of Dovey Alpine Piearcy, DNA offers some hope to try to find family for Dovey. As you may recall, Dovey, my father’s mother’s mother, my great-grandmother, was born … Continue reading

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Constitution Week Celebration – Daughters of the American Revolution

The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The aims of the celebration are to (1) emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity;  … Continue reading

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Mastering Genealogical Proof Study Group

Since mid-August, I’ve participated in an on-line study group covering Thomas W. Jones’ book Mastering Genealogical Proof.1,2 This new book has the genealogy community excited, with case studies and questions/answers showing us how to apply respected standards to come up with … Continue reading

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DNA Testing – Three Different Tests & Three Different Reasons for Testing.

DNA testing brings a new tool to genealogy with the ability to match your genetic material or genome to your cousins. DNA testing is a broad term with three types of testing available to genealogists. Each test provides different information. … Continue reading

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Native American Connections

Family stories indicate some branches of our family tree included ancestors from the Five Civilized Tribes. There is much interest in proving Indian or Native American ancestry.  However, there are very specific criteria for proving Indian ancestry. The Dawes Commission … Continue reading

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“He’s Mine” – A Valentine Story

NaDean was in the 5th grade. School had just started. NaDean and her friends, Velma and Mary, welcomed some new students – Mary Mae, Clorene and Inez. The three sisters spoke fondly of their older brother, Sonny Boy. Sonny Boy … Continue reading

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PALATINE GERMANS AND OUR FIRST EOFF’S IN AMERICA

  Generations of wars and heavy taxation in southern Germany plus a severe winter in 1709 caused devastation in the land and impoverished the people, making many families seek relief by migrating. They were called “Palatines” as most were from the … Continue reading

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