Ruth's Genealogy

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

Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings blog is one of my favorites. Why? Because he always has something that you can use. Now. Today. No pre-ordering needed! Case in point: yesterday’s blog post, Devier J. Smith in 1880 Agricultural Census. Somewhere in the back of my dusty and cob-webby brain I remembered that Ancestry has some “agricultural” census …

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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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Just a quick “Did you know”… The Houston Public Library Digital Archives has a nice collection of late-1800’s/early-1900’s Houston City Directories digitalized, online and available as pdf downloads for your viewing and research pleasure! I just found this site and am currently downloading the 1913 edition in hopes of finding my great-grandfather John T Stanley …

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My grandfather Miles Francis Stanley II worked as a draftsman for General Dynamics in Fort Worth. General Dynamics built planes for the Air Force, among other things. After Granddad died in 1970, my aunts gathered up some of his drawings and used them to create nick-nack boxes and wall-hangings, then gave them to each of …

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dated 16 Jul 1867 Please click on this image for a larger, readable view. In the red squares are J. M Stanley (Jesse Mercer Stanley, my 3rd great-grandfather) and John J Davis, another of my 3rd great-grandfathers, both from my Stanley line. If you have Alabama ancestors, check out the Alabama Department of Archives and …

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