Category Archives: Misc.

Tough Choices, Goals, and Dreams

For the first time since starting this blog, I didn’t post at the beginning of the new year- reviewing my successes (or lack thereof) in meeting the previous years goals, and then laying out new ones for the twelve months … Continue reading

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My BCG Portfolio Is On Its Way…

…to an extension! Yes, it’s time to break down and file for that extra time. I don’t regret going on the clock and not getting done within the year. I’ve had a lot of other things going on – speaking, … Continue reading

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Ohio University No Longer an Ohio Local Records Repository?

In Ohio, there are several designated repositories for county records no longer in regular use. Each repository (such as the University of Akron, Wright State University, and others) are designated for a number of surrounding counties. Ohio University in Athens, … Continue reading

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Update – “CSI: Euclid – Disappearance of a Cemetery”

About a year ago, I posted about a cemetery once located a half a mile from my house that seems to have disappeared. Yesterday, I bumped into someone – completely at random – that confirmed my findings. Here is the … Continue reading

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Ohio Historical Markers Online

Husbands, we know we are all on a tight schedule while traveling hither and yon, and those arrival times must be kept. Even though we might be interested, we simply can’t stop for every “LOOK, a historical marker” demand. Ask … Continue reading

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Interesting Delaware Statute Regarding Revolutionary War Record Losses

One of the great things about speaking to genealogy groups is that each presentation reminds me to do something that I’ve left on the back burner too long. In this case, I was speaking  about using land records and the … Continue reading

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Staats Genealogical Service’s One Day Sale: $5 Ohio Obituary Lookups!

Need an obituary from an Ohio newspaper included in the Ohio Historical Society’s Newspaper collection, but haven’t gotten around to traveling to Columbus or ordering the microfilm? Good news! Due to an unexpected trip to Columbus this Saturday, February 26th, … Continue reading

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Photos from Camp Chase Cemetery

During Alexander A. Staats’s time in the  Civil War, his 88th Reg. OVI was stationed at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH. Camp Chase was a prison camp for Confederate soldiers, and  a training facility for Union troops. I imagine that … Continue reading

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New Meaning to Researching Family Trees In the Cemetery

Here’s something you don’t see every day. On a recent trip to a cemetery to photograph some tombstones for a client, I came across this one.  Thank you to the neighbor who pointed it out to us. My first thought … Continue reading

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My Genealogical Summer (So Far!)

Whew! With everything I’ve had going on, I’m not sure how I was ever able to work full-time. While I’ve still been going to work every day, the part-time summer schedule has given me a chance to get some things … Continue reading

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