Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Or a new host, at least! I am in the process of moving this blog to a blog at a hosted site, so please bear with me. The blog itself is moved and functioning quite well, but my domain name isn’t active just yet, should be 24-48 hrs from last night (soon, …

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…so it’s back to research! I’ve returned to my Appling’s of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. This morning I found the Civil War Service Records (Confederate) for 4 of William Appling‘s sons at I normally wouldn’t be researching this far laterally from my direct line, but I simply can’t resist anything Civil War! Most of these …

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Back in May, around Memorial Day, I posted about a distant relative who died in WWII. Capt Jerry Roy McDonald’s fighter was downed near Munich, Germany on 28 Feb 1945. He was only 21 years old. At that time, I wrote to the American Battle Monuments Commission and requested a photograph of his headstone in …

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