Ruth's Genealogy

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

Tonia over at Tonia’s Roots has started a 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog weekly challenge for improving your genealogy-related blog. This week’s challenge is to create a list post: List posts are those that simply utilize a numbered set of items to illustrate a main idea. The most obvious subject for a list …

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Gene Hall was my granduncle, the brother of my grandfather Victor Earl Hall. Both are the sons of my eccentric great-grandmother Dovie C McBurnett and her first-of-six-husbands, my great-grandfather William Earl Hall. William Earl Hall has always been a mystery man. He died when Gene and Victor were young boys and I have found very …

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This interesting article from today’s Alabama Pioneers Newsletter: A Much Different July 4 celebration in 1861 Have you ever heard the story about the Free State of Winston?  It is a very interesting event in Alabama history. In 1861, Winston County, Alabama seceded from Alabama and declared itself  ‘the free state of Winston.’  The incident …

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