Monthly Archives: October 2010

What’s in a Name?

Names carry significance. For a genealogist, a name can hold a clue to who the person was, who their parents were, how family relationships worked. Henry Martin Harris (1811-1876), my great-great-great grandfather, was named after his grandparents.  Henry Beeson and … Continue reading

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More Questions than Answers

Sometimes in researching family history, I end up with more questions than answers. The more I learn about my great-great-great grandfather, Henry Martin Harris (1811-1876), the more questions come up.  It seems like every time I find a scrap of … Continue reading

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I need your help!

Genealogy isn’t a solitary hobby. I am personally inclined to figure out things for myself, spend long hours pursuing facts hidden in books or archives and try to go it alone.  But I only get so far. One of the … Continue reading

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Madame

Everyone’s family tree is filled with women. Yet, somehow we often focus on the men.  I noticed that in my first seven posts, women don’t appear very much.  In fact, the only post that centers on a woman calls her … Continue reading

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