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 spent most of the day looking at my great-grandmother Dovie C (Ruby) McBurnett Hall Stanley Epperson Priddy Bailey Copeland. Can you see my problem here? She wasn’t born with all those names, folks! “Everyone needs a hobby” and Dovie’s hobby seems to have been collecting husbands! I have definitively documented the existence of 5 …

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Yesterday I posted about my plan to upload my TiddlyWiki research notebook to my hosted site. I even found digestible instructions and everything. (You like that word?) Well, as usually happens when something sounds to good to be true, it was. In spite of those tasty directions, I couldn’t get my little wiki uploaded. Not …

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As genealogists, we frequently reference the deaths of ancestors. This is different kind of death, however: GeoCities seems to be on its last breaths: Current GeoCities customers: After careful consideration, we have decided to close GeoCities later this year. We’ll share more details this summer. For now, please sign in or visit the help center …

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My McBurnett research continues. Right now I am studying Nicholas McBurnett’s oldest child, James McBurnett.  Yesterday, I found Confederate Pension records for James. His date of birth, date of death, financial details, even his physical condition. Poor guy had a pretty severe inguinal hernia, or so his doctor said: All of this should be just …

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For the past several days, I have been searching, Googling for the perfect desktop note-taking application. The successful candidate must reside on my computer’s desktop, be very user-friendly, have an unlimited storage capacity, be searchable and be capable of accepting images and links, both internal and external. I want to be able to format it …

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