Ruth's Genealogy

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

This is so exciting! This morning I applied to the 1940 Blog Ambassador program and a few minutes ago, I received my acceptance email! The 1940 Blog Ambassador Program shines a spotlight on our passionate community members. Allowing you to highlight your individual experiences and connection to the 1940 census community project. “The 1940 Ambassadors” …

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Genealogy libraries (and dedicated departments in regular libraries) are true treasures in the family history community.  Tell us about your favorite genealogy library. What or who makes it special? I have already covered a couple of local libraries with fantastic genealogy departments in a previous 52 Weeks post, so I won’t go there again. Instead, …

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has an interesting article today about the Texas Historical Commission’s practice of placing plaques around the state to commemorate important events in Texas’ history: This year, the markers themselves will be eligible for a plaque: The Texas Historical Commission is commemorating 50 years of placing those familiar metal markers — 15,740 …

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Wayne Hamilton was my 3GGU. He was a member of Co D, 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry’s Texas Rangers) and was wounded at the Second Battle of Murfreesboro (The Battle of Stones River) on 31 Dec 1862. He died from his wounds 24 Jan 1863 at a Confederate military hospital in Ringgold, Georgia. His burial site …

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