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Legacy of Slave Ownership – Matthew McCrary’s Slaves Part 2

Originally posted on Ascending the Stairs:
Dr. Lyman B. McCrary1860 Slave Schedule Slave ownership is sticky and not in good way.  I wanted to know what happened to Matthew McCrary’s…

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jane Letitia (Jennie) Gammon (1834-1925) – Daughter, Nurse to Confederate Soldiers and Educator

Originally posted on Ascending the Stairs:
Jennie Gammon (1834-1925) I was first intrigued by Jennie, when I saw her name on the notable persons list at Old Gray’s cemetery with…

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tennessee: A Very Short History of Their Civil War

Originally posted on Ascending the Stairs:
To understand who the people were that I found in Old Gray Cemetery, I need to know what their Civil War experience might have…

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Just Trying to do a Good Deed.

Originally posted on Moore Genealogy:
Where do we start? I like many of you have been helped along in our genealogy research. Many times it was a complete stranger, perhaps…

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Harry Cork 1872-1886: The Obituary Saves the Day Again

Originally posted on Ascending the Stairs:
Harry Cork was born October 29th 1872 and died February 7th 1886 at just 13 years old. I had first seen Harry as a…

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slavery in the North with Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL 04/10 by BerniceBennett | History Podcasts

As I read and explore the Civil War these past years, including a trip to Gettysburg last year, I am learning more about the role and reality of slavery in the … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wading Through Microfilm: A survivor’s tale.

Friday morning Rachelle and I, our bags packed with laptops, iPads, iPhones, notebooks, pencils and a sort-of-kind-of research plan ascended the stairs into the Wisconsin Historical Society Reading Room at … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

GPS Element #5: Writing your conclusions

Originally posted on Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal:
This is the third of a series of articles about the Genealogical Proof Standard. [1]  The elements are not being published in…

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Going Genealogy Hunting Without a Map

Heading off on a genealogy road trip without a research plan is like juggling with your eyes closed.

April 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

This Guy’s a Moving Target! Gunshot? Brick? 10 years apart!

Originally posted on From Axer to Ziegler:
My Great-great Grandfather, and several of his brothers served their country in the Civil War. They served from Pennsylvania and all were in…

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment
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