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Kissing Cousins

When my parents were moving toward marriage in the late 1960s, my grandfather became concerned that they might be related.  It was a reasonable concern.  Both my parents’ families had lived in the same small town of Richmond, Indiana for … Continue reading

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Underground

Finding information about your ancestors can be challenging.  Record-keeping was hit-and-miss in the past.  Even if births, deaths and marriages were recorded, sometimes the records got lost or burned up in fires or eaten by mice.  Getting beyond the records … Continue reading

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The Family Historian

Not every family has a historian, but mine has had many. As I’m sure you know by now, I enjoy doing family history and have been doing it for some time–two and a half decades.  I started when my grandfather … Continue reading

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