Category Archives: Family Findings

Glad To See Genealogy is Alive and Well

Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve been mostly consumed with the time-intensive task of job searching in an economy without too many jobs. But today I decided to take some time away from the grind to go to my … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers Day ! To celebrate, I present all my mothers.

<div class=\"postavatar\">Happy Mothers Day ! To celebrate, I present all my mothers.</div>

<div class=\"postavatar\"></div> Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. As I thought about it, it occurred to me I had never listed out my strictly maternal line – that is the mother of my mother, the mother of her mother, etc. So … Continue reading

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Walter Staats Video: Rural Mail Carriers/New Sharon Cemetery

I have finally gotten around to uploading one of my grandfather’s videos. For any of you who knew him, you know that there was a several year period where you were unlikely to escape Grandpa Staats and his video camera. … Continue reading

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“Things That Happened on This Day” Thursdays

With all the “Tombstone Tuesdays” and Wordless Wednesdays”, I thought I would try something new today. I’ll call it “Things That Happened on This Day” Thursdays. Can you guess what sort of things will be posted? If you said “Things … Continue reading

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Off to Kittanning!

70 and sunny is the forecast for Kittanning, PA tomorrow. I’ll let you know how close that is, as I am headed there for a mini-research trip. We have to leave a little late, but that’s okay – it’s a … Continue reading

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“Elijah Staat’s Estate” : I guess the papers had trouble with my ancestors’ name, too

I guess the American press has been screwing up my name for a long, long time. Below is a copy from the 17 Jan 1845 edition of the Woodsfield, OH Spirit of Democracy . As you can see, not only … Continue reading

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New Family-Specific Blog Added: McGinnis

I recently converted my McGinnis site to a blog-based format.  It is just easier to update this way, and now people can comment, which I had to disable to keep away the spam monsters on the old site. Check it … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesdays: 1838 Doctor Bills for the Birth of my GG-Grandfather, Alexander A. Staats

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Roadtrip! Harrison County Historical Society Library: Cadiz, OH

An early traveler’s impression of the Freeport Twp, Harrison County area in the fall of 1819: “Oct. 19. Left Siers’ at six o’clock a. m. The morning fair and cold. Roads’ extremely rough. Country fertile, but hilly. Log cabins, ugly … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 Tools in Genealogy: A Follow Up

<div class=\"postavatar\">Web 2.0 Tools in Genealogy: A Follow Up</div>

<div class=\"postavatar\"></div> In my quest to launch a career in educational technology, I came across a great resource that might help some genealogy folks who are a little confused about what exactly Web 2.0 tools are and their potential uses. … Continue reading

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