Ruth's Genealogy

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

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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My blog is organized on two levels, first by category, which describes what I am currently researching/blogging about, and then by tags, which are the specific surnames I am working with. Things run pretty smoothly this way, and I can usually find what I am looking for pretty quickly through the Search Box. This morning, …

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Unfortunately, only four pages, remnants actually, remain of the Isaac Turner Family Bible. It must have been a wonderful old volume! The earliest entry is the 1855 marriage of Isaac Turner and Sarah Sharpe Vance, occurring in Cannon or DeKalb County, Tennessee. (click on image to enlarge) This certifies that Isaac Turner and S. S. …

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A bit more GenealogyBank searching for Dovie and her host of husbands, didn’t find anything new. I did download several obits for some more-recent relatives from GenealogyBank’s America’s Obituaries section. Nothing new here either, just “devil-in-the-details”-type stuff. I have downloaded a lot of images relating to Dovie/husbands in the past few days that needed to …

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“The word prompt for the 16th Edition of Smile For The Camera is “Bling, ancestor Bling.” I am always drawn to the beautiful jewelry worn by our ancestors in old photographs. The locket that was your Great Grandmother’s treasure, the pocket watch proudly displayed by a male ancestor, the beautiful crosses of old, and the …

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On Thomas’s Destination: Austin Family: Craig Manson over at Geneablogie has started a new meme which I think is important since it gets the surnames in my genealogy research info out into the blogosphere.  As Craig put it: “List the surnames you are researching and the general localities. Then tell the names of your “Most …

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