Ruth's Genealogy

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

My great-grandfather William Earl Hall is one of my brick walls. I have 3, and only 3 confirmed pieces of evidence that document his life: his marriage license from Indian Territory, (now Oklahoma) in 1906, a newspaper article discussing said marriage (my great-grandmother was under-age at the time and lied about it! Oh, the scandal!), …

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This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases. *** I have several physicians in my RootsMagic database: 4 from Alabama, 1 from South Carolina and 2 from Texas. The Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas maintains an institutional repository, the DigitalCommons @ TMC. Here can be found a massive database of Texas doctors, …

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This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases. *** Do you have ancestors who entered marital bliss in Denton County, Texas? The Denton County Clerk website offers free search and download of marriages licenses: The Denton County marriage records go back to 1875. In 1875, the courthouse burned and the …

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Tonight, I was just finishing up on the file update for my Aunt Jan, reviewing everything, making sure I had the dates, locations and source citations correct. Trying to be thorough and wondering where else I could find information about her life. Let’s see: birth, education, marriage, residence, census, death, funeral. I think I got …

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The starting over work with my RootsMagic database is progressing nicely. But it’s not the quantity, it’s the quality. I have only edited a few of my ancestors’ files so far, but I have been really digging and scratching, in search of new data. As much as possible, I am trying to present a complete picture …

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The starting over work with my RootsMagic database is progressing nicely. But it’s not the quantity, it’s the quality. I have only edited a few of my ancestors’ files so far, but I have been really digging and scratching, in search of new data. As much as possible, I am trying to present a complete picture …

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