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 was wandering around Footnote and decided to check the Texas Death Records database. I check it every few weeks, looking for new additions. Guess who I found? My 3rd great-grandmother Susan William Lee Martin’s 1918 death certificate! Oops, just found my great-grandfather John T Stanley’s death certificate, too! If anyone has relatives who died …

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Terry Thornton over at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi recently posted the results of his Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You challenge. I have been really surprised that I haven’t read much about Terry’s Herculian efforts and the wonderful job he did with presenting this introduction/overveiw of so many genealogy …

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Ok, Terry, you asked: Why genealogy? What unseen force compels me to spend hour after late-night hour trying to decipher census enumeration sheets that were “completed” by the child-now-adult with the worst handwriting of his entire fifth-grade class? Do I really have nothing better to do than stumble about an old weed-entangled, chigger-infested rural cemetery …

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