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F is for Family

  Family is the most important part of my life. This picture was taken to celebrate our 50th Wedding anniversary in 2013, so it’s a bit out of date. The grandkids have grown and we added a beautiful great granddaughter … Continue reading

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The Promise of Probate: an Olive Branch

Probate records are full of family stories. While most census and other records give us hints, probate can deliver the whole enchilada and take our research back several generations at once. I found the probate record of my dreams several … Continue reading

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Charles Horner and His Horrible Train Journey

Charles Horner took his wife, Molly Owens, to California shortly after their marriage in 1880. The move was made to please her. She was born in California during the gold rush and always wanted to return there. Unfortunately, like so … Continue reading

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What is a GEDCOM?

One of the biggest advantages to using the Internet for genealogy research is the ability it provides to exchange information with other researchers. The most common method used for this information exchange is the GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data … Continue reading

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A is for Agents

Agents are real people. Just like you and me. I’ve always known that intellectually, but not with my gut. ¬†For years, agents were unapproachable far away giants who guarded the gateway to my dreams. I discovered the truth at a … Continue reading

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