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In addition to stories about my ancestors, I share tips for conducting online family history research. Genealogy is a great pastime, join me on my journey to uncover and document my ancestors' lives.
2024-01-23 01:14
A favorite photograph of my Grandaunt Grace Osborne Flucawa, includes a neighbor girl named Mary Ann Buskel. The photo dates from 1928, they appear to be having a good time dancing on a park… Read More
2024-01-12 23:35
I lay down some breadcrumbs this week and highlight the origins of my surname. Spoiler alert, the origins are in a village named Niederlinxweiler. The post Origins appeared first on Family F… Read More
2024-01-07 22:44
Family lore holds that in 1919 my great-grandfather inexplicably sold the family farm just as the crop was ready for harvest. The story goes he then went missing with the money from the sale… Read More
2022-06-12 20:18
I had a 3rd great-grandparent mistake due to careless sourcing. I discovered, and corrected, the mistake thanks to a DNA match. The post Mistake appeared first on Family Finds Read More
2022-06-06 22:12
Among my Tennessee ancestors, I have three Civil War veterans. All 3 served the Union during the conflict. Did they also face conflict at home for their choice? The post Conflict appeared fi… Read More
2022-05-24 17:20
My mother began weaving in the mid-1960's. Over the years she has made all sorts of beautiful hand woven textile items. The post Textile appeared first on Family Finds Read More
2022-05-14 22:10
I follow at least 20 genealogy groups on social media. These social groups have helped me to further my research. The post Social appeared first on Family Finds Read More
2022-05-13 21:17
I have yet to find a document that names the wife of my ancestor Thomas Gillespie. The difficulty is the lack of document creation during the time period in which she lived. The post Documen… Read More
2022-04-28 22:09
While researching brick-wall ancestors, I often have negative results. Research negatives are frustrating, but can be put to positive use. The post Negatives appeared first on Family Finds Read More
Spell That
2022-04-24 00:44
My Koontz ancestors probably often heard, “How do you spell that?” I have identified at least 26 variations during my research. The post Spell That appeared first on Family Finds… Read More
2022-04-13 22:04
This week I check out two primary sources, land and census records, looking for Smith households in Crawford or Richland Cos., OH, ca. 1840. The post Check Out appeared first on Family Finds… Read More
2022-04-05 15:44
This week I highlight my maternal-maternal great-grandmothers' sisters: Sarah, Emma, Alma, Vada and Maggie Rumple. The post Sisters appeared first on Family Finds Read More
2022-03-29 00:53
This week's prompt, Joined Together, is a good opportunity to research my brick wall 4th great grandfather, surname Russell, he was a joiner. The post Joined Together appeared first on Famil… Read More

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