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Hilson: A Story Behind the Name | Madam Ancestry

Family History, Guest Blogger By December 1, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

My research began with a man by the name of Nathaniel Henry Hilson and his brother, Emmitt Henry Hilson.
Nathaniel was my great-grandfather. I was always told that he was from Oklahoma. One day I remember hearing a story that conflicted…

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Lost Amongst the Fruits, Health & Wealth | Richard Lee Cronin

Family History, Guest Blogger By November 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Family trees today can still be found having empty branches. Alongside one name is perhaps a year of birth, but little else to explain away that long-lost relative, a loved one who had gone in search of America’s Paradise. But archives can often provide answers, sometimes in the least expected places…

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Compiling My Family Tree | June Terrington

Family History, Guest Blogger By October 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

My name is June Terrington. I have Charcot Marie Toothe Syndrome, am confined to a wheelchair and have been since I was 16.
With little resources and money, I was able to compile my family tree from the very little I knew to, what has become, a major work in progress…

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Using Facebook for Genealogy | Terri O’Connell

Family History, Guest Blogger By October 20, 2015 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Facebook is for more than keeping in touch with friends from grammar or high school and watching cute videos of animals. Facebook is a very important tool that should be part of every genealogist’s toolbox. If you are looking to find distant cousins, assistance or a bit of genealogy inspiration, Facebook is a great place to start.

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Researching the Probate Estate of Mary Robertson | Shirley Obrzud

Family History, Guest Blogger By October 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

When a person dies Intestate, this means that they have passed away with some form of property (be it a building or a bank account with a value greater than their owed debts and funeral expenses) without leaving a Valid Will…

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