Ruth's Genealogy

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

There is a most interesting article in today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram, discussing the mineral water baths of Mineral Wells, Texas: Carol Elder is bringing back something that’s been missing from this North Texas city for more than 40 years — mineral baths. In a sparsely furnished 8-foot-by-11-foot room, customers of the Famous Water Co. can …

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Besides the very obvious choices of RootsWeb, FamilySearch and the Bureau of Land Management website, have you checked out: 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 …

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This one sounds really fun, as well as a great way to assess your research progress. Thanks, Geniaus and Randy! The Ancestors’ Geneameme Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional) Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain …

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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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John Isler was my fifth great-grandfather. Prior to tonight, the only “evidence” that I had of his existence was some census pages and a vague reference in a biographical sketch of my third great-grandfather Nathan B Kennedy from a 1892 Hill County, Texas county history book.  (Since this book was published when Nathan Kennedy was …

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