When Our Research Interlaces with History

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A while back I shared a review of the book, His Other Life.  The author, set out to determine her father’s connection to Tennessee Williams. Our ancestors were not solitary figures.  They had hopes, dreams and friendships of their own. … Continued

Genealogy Research Leads to Discovery of Self

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My journey into genealogy began at a very difficult time in my life.  I was going through a divorce. I had heard rumors about our relationship with David Crockett and a variety of other family stories all of my young, … Continued

When did guardianship records begin

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I recent had someone ask me when guardianship records began.  I had to be honest and say I did not know. I had seen them from the mid-20th Century, but not before. But first, what are guardianship records? This would … Continued

Searching where ancestor went to college

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Family lore says that one set of my great-great-grandparents went to college, however we do not know where. We know that my great-grandfather went to law school but did not finish.  However, his law books were passed down in the … Continued