Ruth's Genealogy

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

I don’t have a standing subscription to GenealogyBank.com, but I do stop by every few months, since I have found so many newpaper clippings there, mostly involving my Stanley and Kennedy ancestors. This evening I wondered about the ‘Net, looking for anything new on Francis B Appling of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, from my Stanley line. Nothing …

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…so it’s back to research! I’ve returned to my Appling’s of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. This morning I found the Civil War Service Records (Confederate) for 4 of William Appling‘s sons at footnote.com. I normally wouldn’t be researching this far laterally from my direct line, but I simply can’t resist anything Civil War! Most of these …

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Daniel Sauerwein of Civil War History has written a very interesting post about the life of the typical Union soldier after the Civil War: Do you know why your Union veteran ancestor moved to a different location after the war, rather than return home? Can you name three important contributions to American society that are …

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…while admiring the Chart Chick’s wonderful genealogy charts presented at Shades of the Departed… I decided it was really time for me to do some actual research. So, after blow-drying my laptop, I got to examining my Appling ancestors from Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama. The Applings married into my Stanley family (my Mom was a Stanley). …

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On June 12, I sent an email to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission requesting a copy of the Confederate Pension Application File of my great-great-great grandmother Sarah Jane Carroll (John Bunyan Carroll). The process is quite simple: search the database, if you find an ancestor, just send an email to the address given …

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