Backwatermen fighting in the Battle of King's Mountain, including those under command of Isaac Shelby.

18th century newspapers: Shades of modern social media.

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Spread the love…            Modern social media has become known for a substantial quantity of inappropriate activity and content, foul language, and being overly personal, all happening because it’s too easy to just ‘let go’ and let emotions take over without read on…


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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Aug 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Aug 2017.

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Spread the love…            The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Aug 2017. Featured image: Ravensburg Rutenfest 2005 Fahnenschwingergruppe St. Konrad; Ravensburg, Germany.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, read on…


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Isaac Shelby

False portraits: In genealogy, don’t take portraits at face value.

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Spread the love…           I happened upon this article on the Library and Archives Canada Blog a while back and was surprised to learn just how prevalent false portraits really are.   Although I have been aware that some portraits were read on…


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A primer on cemetery research to find ancestors.

A primer on cemetery research to find ancestors.

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Spread the love…            I’ve always loved gravestone and cemetery research to find ancestors.   Although I do most of my genealogical research via the internet, and in a very small amount via snail mail, there is something visceral about visiting read on…


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Husbandry on a human scale.

The science of husbandry on a human scale.

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Spread the love…            We’ve all heard of the centuries old practice and science of husbandry, and most interesting is the science of husbandry on a human scale.   The definition of ‘husbandry’ according to “The American Heritage Dictionary of the read on…


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Transcription: Letter regarding the disappearance of Richard Kellar / Keller.

Transcription: Letter regarding the disappearance of Richard Kellar / Keller.

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Spread the love…           The following is my transcription of a photocopy of Stanley Kellar’s letter regarding the disappearance of Richard Kellar and his relationship to those mentioned in the last will and testament of James Harvey Kellar, of which Richard read on…


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Abigail Williaposition of Abigail Williamsms' deposition.

Transcription: Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George, granddaughter Margaret and Mr. and Mrs. English.

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Spread the love…           Deposition of Abigail Williams regarding Mr. Jacobs, his son George Jacobs, granddaughter Margaret Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. English and Sarah Churchwell.   Abigail Williams verifyeth & saith that an old man that goes with two sticks hath read on…


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