Ruth's Genealogy

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

The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: “Orphans and Orphans” The first type of orphan refers to those ancestors or relatives who lost their parents when they were young. The second type of orphan would be those siblings or cousins of our ancestors whom we think of as “reverse orphans.” …

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… does his brother become your great-uncle? My great-grandfather John Thomas Stanley was adopted. Does that make his brother, Henry Thomas Fair, my great-uncle? Henry Thomas Fair was adopted by the sister and brother-in-law of John Thomas Stanley’s adoptive mother. According to my RootsMagic program, that makes him my first cousin 3 times removed!

(in no particular order :) ) A strong and healthy first grandson who almost didn’t make it into this world A strong and healthy youngest daughter who almost didn’t survive the arrival of my first grandson A happy and healthy oldest daughter and her family who live right across the street from me A granddaughter …

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