Ruth's Genealogy

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

Was James Ira Copeland the 6th (or 7th) and last husband of my great grandmother Dovie C McBurnett Hall Stanley Epperson (Epperson) Priddy Bailey Copeland? Let’s examine the evidence: My great grandmother was born Dovie C McBurnett, but over time her given name changed from Dovie C to Ruby Dovie 1900 Census- Dovie C McBurnett, …

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Would I be able to find the Texas death certificate for Celeste Davis Cline at the FamilySearch Record Search site? And did they have any pertinent new collections? Oh, yeah! Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 Dovie McBurnett and her many Texas marriages immediately came to mind! Again, Copeland is the only one of Dovie’s husbands that I …

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So who was “Copeland”, the 6th (or 7th) husband of my great grandmother, Dovie C McBurnett? To review, all I know about Copeland is that he was the last husband of Dovie, as evidenced by her death certificate, obituary and headstone: I don’t know when or where they were married or if she outlived him …

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Several years ago when I first got interested in genealogy, my Dad’s 2 grandmothers spurred my imagination. I had always heard tales of his “Cherokee Gramma” and his “Jewish Gramma”. “Cherokee Gramma” was responsible for our Native American heritage, and my Dad, then my brothers and I are Jewish because of “Jewish Gramma”. Over the …

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As of 2:19 PM (CST) today, my Surname folder contains 10,432 files, 552 folders, 5.14 GB… Wow!, that’s a lot of genealogical images collected over the years! 10,432 files and probably 95% or greater are images: original digital photos, scanned photos and documents and images downloaded from the Internet. Lots of census pages. Lots of …

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Too much cookie dough, what can I say? I’ve been doing some preliminary work on my great-grandfather John Thomas Stanley’s file, getting ready to start entering sources into my RootsMagic database. Converting .pdfs to .jpgs, verifying dates, renaming images, etc. There is a major problem with my data: John Stanley’s WWI Draft Registration John Stanley’s …

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I’ve been doing some maintenance around here. While I have a Flickr account for all my genealogy-related images, I’d really like them all to be housed here at my hosted account. I’ve tried to install a couple of “photo album” programs here, but I’m not really good at all the Geek-isms, so I haven’t been …

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I am the world’s worst procrastinator. The worst. That being said, my Monday Madness is really my Daily Madness: my genealogy database desperately needs to be reviewed, repaired and re-entered. I try not to add anyone into my database without adequate, verifiable sources. At that I have been very successful. Bottom-line, really. I don’t just …

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