Notes from the past…

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A few family photos

I was wandering about the Web last night, looking for interesting genealogy blogs. I like to see how the “other guy” works, you see. I came across a very useful site, Genealogy Blog Finder. From there I checked out one gentleman’s blog and he had the neatest little slide-show of old family pix! The slideshow was created at, a free photo sharing site. So I joined up and quickly and easily created my own slide show, posted here to the left. Something to personalized this blog just a bit.

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Hot weather!

For several days I didn’t do much but lay around and whine about the Texas heat… then I decided that was kinda silly, since my whining most probably wouldn’t change anything. So, I’m back into my research after my short “vacation”!
After emailing each other for several days, I haven’t heard a peep out of my new-found cousin in almost 2 weeks, so today I sent her a note. We’ll see…
I have finished up with Henry and Benjamin Bennett and their brother James, the Outlaw. I found a Montana website from the town where James is supposed to be buried and posted a note, so maybe someone will get back to me. The area has a very good library with copies of the local newspaper dating back to the 1880′s. I’d love to be able to go there and browse the images!
This morning I went through all my saved bookmarks, genealogical and otherwise, and threw out a bunch and clarified the rest. A lot of the links were broken, but I think I got ‘em all sorted out. Much more useful now, I think.
I also found some Bureau of Land Management documents, land patents actually, for George, Albert and Charles Bennett from Platte Co, Wyoming and added them to my FTM database.

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Regarding Henry…

I haven’t heard anything else from my new “cousin” in a couple of days, hopefully she’s just busy and will write back later. I got a lot of new info from her and some new insights into the Bennett family. The most exciting part was finding out that my grandmother Mamie Inez Carr’s flat fingertips is apparently a family trait of the Bennett clan!
I have finished up with Henry Clay Bennett for the time being, pending new info from my new “cousin”. Tomorrow I will look for brother Benjamin Bennett. So far, I have been very fortunate and have gotten new info on each Bennett that I have studied. I hope this trend continues!