Tag Archives: Civil War

Part 2: When History and Family History Intersect

In my last post I shared a fascinating newspaper tidbit from 1901 from the Jackson (Michigan) Patriot on my aunt Grace Desmond (1891-1972). It mentioned that she was a “child wonder” and “musical prodigy” at the age of 8 who … Continue reading

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Yes, Patricia, there really ARE original records for those non-descript naturalization index cards!

Four years ago when I first took an interest in genealogy, I realized there were a multitude of online databases laden with documents, images and other records I could use to research my family’s ancestors.  I was astonished when I … 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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