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Genealogy Isn’t Free? An Oratrix? It’s Follow Friday!

Genealogy Isn’t Free? An Oratrix? It’s Follow Friday!

What I’ve Been Reading This Week Ambassador What To Bring from FGS Blog Use Your Ancestors’ Social History to Your Advantage  from Archives.com The Oratrix from The Legal Genealogist The Marriage Date from The Legal Genealogist Peaceful Valley from Emerging Civil War Hidden Treasures at Ancestry.com from The Ancestry Insider The Decree Nisi from The […]

Moonshine, Civil War, Newspapers and an Assassin. It’s Follow Friday!

What I’ve been reading and writing this week.  Enjoy! Philippina’s Choice from The Legal Genealogist This may be why your Civil War ancestor lost an arm or leg from Poore Boys in Gray Researching Newspapers for Genealogy for Free from The Ancestor Hunt You Don’t Always Have To Be There: Is That a Problem? from […]

Never Assume Anything. Sixty and Serving. Sorting Saturday.

A couple of days ago I wrote a post The Legal Genealogist Inspires Me to Take Another Look at the Puzzle of Jeremiah which discusses why can I find no record of my 2nd great grandfather Jeremiah Gillespie fighting for the Confederacy?  Or the Union for that matter. Marian Regan mentioned in a comment that […]

The Legal Genealogist Inspires Me to Take Another Look at the Puzzle of Jeremiah. Treasure Chest Thursday

I just read Judy Russell’s blog post The drafty Ohioan in her blog The Legal Genealogist where she discusses why Ignatius or Ignatz Fleitz didn’t fight for the Union during the Civil War.  Her discussion focuses  on laws at that time and what the possibilities were for not fighting. And of course my 2nd great […]

Wisdom Wednesday — The World is a Limitless Place

I am a perpetual student because the world is a limitless place. — Elissa Scalise Powell I had the honor of being in Elissa’s class when I was a student in the Boston University Online Certificate program.  She was inspiring then, and in a recent post on APG mailing list, she delivered the above gem.  […]

Sunday’s Obituary — Maiden Aunts and Bachelor Uncles: Sarah, Civil War Child

Sarah Gillespie, daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Gillespie was born sometime during February of 1860 in Amherst County, Virginia. She was had 1 sister and 2 brothers; the family had a $300 farm and personal possessions worth $50.1 She died in Feb of 1865.2 Her short little life spanned the Civil War.  She had 4 […]

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