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

Don’t Always Believe What You See

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When we look at census records or other primary sources, it can be very easy to become confused. There are occasions when things are not always what they seem. For instance, we look at a census records that provides a … Continued

My illegitimate ancestors

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I have several ancestors who were born out of wedlock. Through research and documents we have a hypothesis for one ancestor and DNA has proven the familial connection for the other. Neither one has provided a complete smoking gun to … Continued

Don’t Box Yourself In

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Last week, I shared how I found my great-great grandfather’s obituary after years of searching. This week, I want to share another wonderful find. I was searching on Newspaper.com for my great-aunts and great-uncles on a particular family, searching for … Continued

Misinformation on Documents

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I was recently doing some research and discovered that one family member lied on his marriage license. When we are doing research, we must remember that the information is only as important as the person giving the information. At times … Continued