Notes from the past…


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Great idea, Randy!

Randy over at Genea-Musings posted today about using Google to search for his grandparents’ home.

Ok, maybe I can try that with my 2GGF Miles Francis Stanley’s home in Mineral Wells, Texas. You may recall that I showed a picture of the house, taken ca 1910, for yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday entry:

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Into Google’s search field went the terms “915 N W 4th Ave mineral wells tx”. This is the address that is on Miles Stanley’s death certificate:

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The first search result:

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Which lead me to this page:

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The “A” balloon is my 2GGF’s house! Unfortunately, that’s as close as I could get:

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Curses! The next hit led me to this page at The Portal to Texas History:

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There’s my 2GGF’s house again, this time in 1976!

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Hey, Portal to Texas History, you forgot to mention my second great-grandfather, Miles Francis Stanley, who owned the home ca 1910-1935!

And guess what? The house is currently for sale! Anybody got an extra $325,000 that I could borrow?

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