Category Archives: Civil War

Wanted: Dead or Alive ~ South Carolina Slave Descendants!

It wasn’t news to Mariann Regan that she descends from southern slave owners.  In fact she even wrote a memoir about it a couple of years ago entitled “Into the Briar Patch” which recounts her complex reflections on that family … Continue reading

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A Posthumous Honor for another Great-Grandfather

On January 20th, which just happened to be Inauguration Day in America,  I posted a photo of a Presidential Memorial Certificate signed by Barack Obama that I’d just received in the mail.  It honors my great-grandfather William P. Donar, who … Continue reading

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Mrs. Lincoln & Mrs. Keckly: A Most Unusual Friendship

No genealogist–or  non-genealogist, for that matter–could  possibly miss the fact that our nation is in the midst of a five-year long anniversary of the American Civil War. It’s a sesquicentennial that remembers and honors the people, events, and sacrifices made … Continue reading

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