Tag Archives: Georgia

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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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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Commonalities

Who would have ever thought I would find some commonalities with my maternal 2x great grandmother who lived and died more than a century ago? Today is her birthday – 25 March 1813. Her name is Sarah L. Dell Fletcher. … Continue reading

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My Great Grandparents

I always think it’s nice to be able to put a face to a story.  So I’ve decided to post photos of my ancestors before I actually tell their stories. Amazingly, native Italians found their way to Jacksonville, Florida, via … Continue reading

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My Grandparents and Their Families

Union soldiers. Confederate soldiers. Florida Indian War Volunteers. Italian immigrants. Coal miners. Minister of the Gospel. Sharecropper. Tailors. Fruit vendor. Native Floridians. Sight unseen land purchasers. Vaudeville magicians. Farmers. Landowners. Renters. Widows. Township Trustee. Risk-takers. Twins. Houseboat dwellers. A Catholic … Continue reading

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