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In the News – 52 Ancestors – Week 13 (2019)

Preparing for a presentation about using newspapers to enhance genealogy research, I searched for my husband’s great grandfather, Martin Luther Jones who lived in Decatur County, Georgia.  One of the first hits I found for him was a classified ad … Continue reading

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Family Photo – 52 Ancestors – Week 8 (2019)

I have so many interesting family photos that it was hard to choose, but I narrowed my choice to two photos. My mother’s family photo is interesting to me because my mother, who was the baby in her family, reminds … Continue reading

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Surprise – 52 Ancestors – Week 6 (2019)

Imagine my surprise when I discovered my paternal great-grandfather, Philander Bennett, was a political figure. I had no idea that any of my ancestors were interested in, much less involved in, politics at any level. A search on https://books.google.com for … Continue reading

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At the Library – 52 Ancestors – Week 5 (2019)

I loved the prompt for this week as I am a recently retired youth services/genealogy services librarian. I used to joke that with those two responsibilities, I took care of “womb to tomb” library needs! My “At the Library” post … Continue reading

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I’d Like to Meet – 52 Ancestors – Week 4 (2019)

Dorothy Dow is the great aunt I would love to meet because nobody ever seemed to know anything about her. I have only seen a few photos of Dorothy – most of them when she was a young girl in … Continue reading

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Most Unusual Name – 52 Ancestors – Week 3 (2019)

I don’t have to go far back on my family tree to find the most unusual name in my ancestry. The name belongs to my maternal grandmother, Rubanner Fletcher, who was born in Florida in 1889. I asked my aunt … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week 4

Invite to Dinner This week’s prompt is to tell what member of your family tree you would invite to dinner. I would throw a dinner party! All of my great-grandparents would be invited, which would make for an interesting assortment … Continue reading

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