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6 Degrees Of Separation (Genealogy-Style): George Washington

So here was my random, cool thought for the genealogical week: Using people from your genealogical data, how far separated are you from famous figures in American history? Let’s start with George Washington…since he’s the one that got me wondering. … Continue reading

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“Unexpected Gold”..or “Why We Research Collateral Lines”…or “Ancestry Trees are Not Necessarily Tools of the Devil”

This week has been a whirlwind of three-hour tours. One of the trips – from Cleveland, OH to Marietta, OH – I didn’t even know I needed to make until a few months ago, yet it yielded one of my … Continue reading

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Staats family photo video: Emerald Isle 2003

I was trying to find my grandfather’s video from 1989 or so – when we all went to Emerald Isle, but I am having trouble. In the meantime, I thought I would upload a slightly more recent video from our … 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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“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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