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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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Viola Carson Armstrong~~My Ancestor

Viola Carson is the great grand-aunt of Elizabeth Louise Burritt England Thurston. Viola was born June 6, 1854 in Indiana, possibly Bartholomew, or Hamilton County. She married Frank P. Armstrong on March 3, 1873, who was born in 1851 in … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Brick Walls

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As the researcher continues their attempt of finding their ancestors, one problem may arise. Many times the researcher runs into what genealogists call “brick walls.” Jeanne Lund of Belaugh Research Services defines a brick wall as a dead-end that a … Continue reading

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Letters From Home Part 2

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Here is a scanned letter my 2nd Great Grandmother Orrenda Willes Carson sent to my Grandfather Frederick Charles Stockmaster and Great Uncle Russell Carson Stockmaster in 1914. My Grandfather was 14 years old and my Great Uncle was 16 years old.

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Generosity Through Genealogy

Here is a little reminder of how 99% of genealogists are generous by helping others find their families, along with sharing their research. I will probably write a blog post about the 1%~~listing some of my genealogical peeves in the near … Continue reading

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How the Willes Family Came to Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York

My 3rd Great Uncle, Bela Willes read a notice in the newspaper and decided to join a commune starting up with promises of land and everyone treated equally in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. The rest of his immediate … Continue reading

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Beginning Your Family History Research~~Pedigrees

After exploring your house and collecting family oral history, it is time to start the process of documenting, analyzing, and organizing your family history. The first thing to do is to fill out a pedigree chart. The word pedigree comes … Continue reading

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