Ruth's Genealogy

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

The New England Historic Genealogical Society puts out a weekly e-newsletter, and this very interesting item was in today’s edition: Weekly Genealogist reader Jacob Sievers of Somerville, Massachusetts, emailed me with a link to a remarkable collection of 220 illustrated family records that are part of the National Archives’ Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application …

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My 3rd great-grandmother Serena Jane Brown died at age 99 1/2 in San Saba, Texas. She had moved there with her parents in the 1850’s and was actually the first child baptized at the newly created Baptist Church in 1857. When she died in 1942, she held the record for the longest continuous church membership …

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I was working on my Kennedy line last night. My 3GGF, Dr Nathan Blunt Kennedy was born in Sumter County, Alabama and moved to Hill County, Texas in about 1875. Nathan had six siblings and 2 of his brothers also became physicians. According to an old Hill County history book, Nathan’s sister Jane also married …

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The Library of Congress website has a section called Chronicling America: Welcome to Chronicling America, enhancing access to America’s historic newspapers. This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and …

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Last night, I was looking for an interesting image to post for Wordless Wednesday. I ended up at Wyoming Newspaper Project: Discover the stories that formed Wyoming, through the Wyoming Newspaper Project. For the sheer volume of information they contain, newspapers are the single most important printed record of human activity. Historians, genealogists, and other …

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