Notes from the past…

Last Week’s Research Activities

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  • Research and document my findings for
  1. Wayne Hamilton
  2. George Hamilton
  3. Ann Hamilton
  4. Andrew Hamilton
  5. James Hamilton
  • Update both my FreePages site and WorldConnect database and email a RootsMagic backup to my Gmail account
  • Add 2 direct-line ancestors to my research wiki
  • Week #7 post for 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy (a little change here: this weekly challenge starts on Sunday, which doesn’t give me much time to write my post, so I’m gonna back up a week)

This has been quite an interesting research week! I am quite excited to announce that I have finally documented at least 2, and possibly 3 ancestors who were born in a foreign country! The Republic of Texas, a sovereign state in North America, existing and independent from 1836 t0 1846, was the birthplace of 3GGU’s Wayne and George Hamilton, and possibly 3GGA Ann Hamilton, all born in Travis County, Republic of Texas! Pretty cool!

I have also been able to find quite a lot of Civil War documentation (military records and pension records) on a couple of my Hamiltons. The pension records are especially interesting. Here is one example:

George Hamilton pension formI also received my copy of FWGS’ Texas Marriage Collection cd. A bit disappointed here, as I only found one ancestor couple (I already had that info), but it’s cool. I have a lot of future Texas ancestors to search for, so still a most valuable collection!

Plans for this week:

  • Research and document my findings for
  1. Andrew Hamilton
  2. James Hamilton
  3. Thomas Hamilton
  4. F Hamilton
  5. Guy Kennedy
  • Update both my FreePages site and WorldConnect database and email a RootsMagic backup to my Gmail account
  • Add 2 direct-line ancestors to my research wiki
  • Week #8 post for 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
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