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 WordPress.com blog is now a WordPress.org blog! Yes, I took the rather inexpensive leap to a self-hosted WordPress site and also set up my genealogy database online using The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding (TNG) program created by Darrin Lythgoe. I’d love to have you stop by! Ruth’s Genealogy Blog Ruth’s Genealogy TNG database Please …

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This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases, software and other items. *** Do you have ancestors from Georgia? If so, there is a massive amount of original documents just waiting to be found at Georgia’s Virtual Vault: This is your portal to some of Georgia’s most important historical documents, from 1733 …

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This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases. *** Do you have ancestors from Georgia? If so, there is a massive amount of original documents just waiting to be found at Georgia’s Virtual Vault: This is your portal to some of Georgia’s most important historical documents, from 1733 to the present. The …

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This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases. *** The Portal to Texas History is a wonderful resource for researchers studying Texas ancestors: The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials. You may discover anything from an ancestor’s picture to a rare historical map. From prehistory to the present day, you can …

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This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases. *** An ancestor’s census enumeration sheet is probably one of the very first documents a budding genealogist learns to look for. The United States Federal Census had been recorded every 10 years since 1790. These records have been carefully stored by the National Archives …

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My great-grandfather William Earl Hall is one of my brick walls. I have 3, and only 3 confirmed pieces of evidence that document his life: his marriage license from Indian Territory, (now Oklahoma) in 1906, a newspaper article discussing said marriage (my great-grandmother was under-age at the time and lied about it! Oh, the scandal!), …

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