Monthly Archives: February 2012

Death and the Genealogist – Motivation Monday

Genealogists deal with dead people all the time.  I don’t find it the least bit odd that I collect obituaries and death certificates or that I like to stop at old cemeteries.  But the constant thread throughout my research is … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday – William Ward

My husband’s great great grandfather was Francis Frederick Ward, born in Sevier County, Arkansas, 19 Aug 1852.  This much we have established.  Through talking with other genealogists, process of elimination, and all the dates fitting, I believe his father was … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Obituary – Charles Gotcher

Here is the obituary for my great grandfather, Charles Gotcher.  He died in a car wreck, August 16, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Wordless Wednesday – picture taken 1899 in Lushton, Nebraska

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Tuesday’s Tip – The Help of Others

One of the most important things I learned last year in my Genealogy Research is how much I can learn by reaching out to other Genealogists or History buffs.  Sometimes it feels like genealogy research can be an independent, isolated … Continue reading

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“Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing”, my review

About a month ago I preordered Megan Smolenyak’s new book, “Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing” from  It came in the mail last Thursday and I immediately started reading it.  Between the toddler, the puppy, and the kitten I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Obituary – Maria Parmenter

For my first Sunday’s Obituary post I thought I would post the most interesting family obituary I have.  There were actually three obituaries in three different local papers.  I will transcribe two of them here.  These obituaries, as well as … Continue reading

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