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Our ancestral Role of Honor

Dan Burrow’s family Role of Honor. To those many ancestors who fought so valiantly that we might enjoy the freedoms we enjoy this day we give thanks. You have gone before us and paved the way that we might live … Continue reading

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James H Ives and the Civil War

Sometimes when putting a family story an obituary can lead to a very interesting story. Such was the case when the following obituary was read. “James Ives an old soldier of the civil war, died Friday May 11, 1923 about … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Breakfast Tradition

It has been said that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and I am sure that the women in our family must have learned 100’s of years ago that the best way to a farmers … Continue reading

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John Henry Avery on Harvesting corn in 1919

For years as we have visited my parents in Illinois it has been a standing joke that the most exciting thing to do was watch the corn grow and see which side of the road the soybeans were planted on … Continue reading

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Rootstech 2013

Roots tech 2013 has been exciting .The classes are great, the entertainment wonderful,the exhibition hall even better. I have learned so much and reconnected with a cousin I have not seen in over 45 years. Our only regret choosing the … Continue reading

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Are you indexing the 1940 Censu

1940 First Indexer Award The displayer of this badge certifies that he or she is a proud indexer of the 1940 Census. 1. Name: Robert Givens 2. First Indexed: April 4, 2012 3. First Batch:  Arkansas 4. Favorite experience: I … Continue reading

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Thanksgivings Past

The turkey is in the oven, the wind is blowing outside, family members are sleeping in and the kids are busy relaxing.  Now would be a great time to spend a few moments being thankful for ancestors now gone who … Continue reading

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Time Out For Women

  “Title: Time Out For Women Location: Fresno Convention Center Link out: Click here Description: You won’t want to miss this great event. Wonderful speakers, Great Music and over 1600 special women for a weekend of fun and spiritual renewal. … Continue reading

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Alabama Look Ups.

  “As I was sitting at my desk looking at all the genealogy books sitting on the shelfs in my office that have been cataloged used a few times and then put away I had this over whelming desire to … Continue reading

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Creating the History in Family History

“Every once in awhile an artifact will come across your desk when doing genealogy that makes all the hours of researching worth it.  Sometimes its in the form of a particular article left by an ancestor, it may be the … Continue reading

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