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 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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When I decided on a “new” blog, I also decided to change a few things about the way I write about my ancestors. And this new Bloggy theme has a really neat method for show-casing images. In honor of my grandmother, who died 3 weeks ago at age 97, my first ancestor page: Charley Bell Rogers (1916-2014)

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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This note was written by my grandfather Miles Francis Stanley II to his then-girlfriend and my grandmother-to-be Charley Belle Rogers: June 16, 1933 Dear Kid: Will be down tomorrow. Don’t know just when but I’ll be there. Donno who I’ll bring. Perhaps Dick Wright. ‘Member him? He’s my pal and th’ only gent in the …

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One of my  “sturdiest” brick-walls has been the inability to find any trace of my 2nd great-grandparents, Joseph Rogers and Susan Hannah Knox. I have no primary evidence of their existence. Nothing. What I do have is their names on the SS-5 application of my great-grandfather Charles Arthur Rogers: What I do have is their …

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I was 13 years old when my great-grandmother Mary Tennessee (Turner) Rogers died at age 91. When you’re 13, you don’t notice much but yourself and your friends. (I know, my granddaughter just turned 13!) So, I don’t have that many memories of “MawMaw” Rogers. I wish I’d paid attention, MawMaw saw a lot in …

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“Describe an heirloom you may have inherited from a female ancestor…” My great-grandfather Charles Arthur “Bubba” Rogers was a railroad man all of his life, first with the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway and later the Texas & Pacific Railroad. As a Bridge Foreman, he traveled all over Texas, wherever the railroad would go. …

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