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

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