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About hoosierbeth

I have been researching my ancestors, your ancestors and everybody else's since 1981.

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution promo video

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Beth’s Lament~~Find A Grave and Ancestry.com

Ever since ancestry.com has bought Find A Grave.com, I have had the ‘ancestry.com public tree peanut gallery’ come and visit my memorials. They either make duplicate graves in the right cemetery, or duplicate graves in the wrong cemetery. They hook … Continue reading

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Wooden Bird Cages

We were stationed in Panama Canal Zone (1960’s) and my Dad was the XO at the Marine Barracks. (He later became CO). He decided to make these beautiful parrot cages, to house the beautiful parrots who decided to join our family. … Continue reading

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Our Family Bible

Here is a fun story I have heard through the years from my Grandparents Hazel Marie Ackerman Stockmaster and Frederick Charles Stockmaster. My mother also used to tell this story if my Grandparents were not around. This is very thick, … Continue reading

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My Oral Family History

I am collecting my family stories that recounted to me. Every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, the white Haviland China comes out, along with the silver service, and we would set the table. As the family sat down for the holiday meal, my mother … Continue reading

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Brief Words About The Amish

I wrote this awhile back to explain the Amish to a lady who I was doing some research for.  I am posting this for Sarah to give her some background of the Amish/Mennonites. The Amish are direct descendants of the … Continue reading

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Letters From Home~~Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana

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Cast of Characters: Grace~~ My Great Grandmother Grace Louise Carson Stockmaster Orrenda~~My 2nd Great Grandmother Orrenda M. Willes Carson Della~~My 2nd Great Aunt Mary Dell Carson Criswell Allen Ral~ My 2nd Great Uncle (Great Grand Uncle) James Ralston Carson Jr., DVM … Continue reading

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