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Inconsistencies

You don’t have to do genealogy very long before you run into one of the genealogist’s greatest bugaboos–an inconsistency. Records from the distant past are notorious for being wrong.  People made mistakes as they recorded a name or a date … Continue reading

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A startling coincidence or something else?

For many years I have wondered what happened to my 3rd great grandfather’s missing son.  I could track his three daughters and two of his sons, but I could never figure out where the third son went.  The paper trail … Continue reading

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The Tin Plate King

William Bateman Leeds was known as the “Tin Plate King” for his domination of the tin plate industry in late 19th-century America.  He began as a florist in Richmond, Indiana, but by the time he died in 1908 he had … Continue reading

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