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how I got into genealogy

The Longest Day 


My page: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=9704&pg=personal&px=13415185

Dad, Mom and me Feb 2017

Dad and me Christmas four years ago


Neurologist Dr Christopher Laganke


This June, I will participate in The Longest Day®, a fundraising event benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. On June 21, people around the world will do what they love to honor a caregiver, a person living with the disease or someone they’ve lost, while raising funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Newspaper Family Finds 


While I had some time to search this morning, I went to online Georgia newspaper archives. I have been to the site previously, but it was rather difficult to navigate. It looks like they have updated some of the platform in order to make it a little bit more easier to make your way around in the search engine. 

Several years ago, I had located the obituary for my great great grandmother. This is where I learned of her maiden name. I have yet to locate any history of her family from Mobile Alabama, but, I am still searching.

I Need a Genealogy Trip 


Feeling like I need a trip back in time to visit ancestors. Trying to decide on a place 

South Carolina and Oklahoma are where the mysteries are located ……thoughts ?

LOCAL TRIP TP OAKVILLE INDIAN MOUNDS


Oakville Indian Mounds is located in East Lawrence county, Alabama

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We decided to take a short trip tp learn of some local history. Not far away, in Lawrence county is Oakville Indian Mounds. We did not see uch at first, then decided to go in the museum. If not for Teddy Reed, the instructor, we may have left. He was extremely informative. A former educator and coach, he made our visit both educational and intriguing.

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The history of the park can be found here. 

PATIENTLY WAITING ON A RESPONSE


I late fall 2013, I attended my first DAR meeting. I met two ladies at McDonald’s one afternoon. They were planning the Good Citizen awards for the local chapter. They needed a calendar, I provided an iPhone. I had been listening for some time, and deduced from their discussion they were DAR members. We sat for a while and talked about local history and our ancestors.

In October of 2000, my Mom and I travelled to Pennsylvania to do some investigative work on her side. That would be the descendants of Alexander Ewing, Patriot. We went to several court houses on our travels, Butler county, Lawrence and Venango, all placed some had lived in the 1700-1800’s. We were able to locate his grave in Plain Grove cemetery in Lawrence county cemetery. It took quite a bit of walking too!

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MY 4TH GREAT GRANDFATHER

MY 4TH GREAT GRANDFATHER

I have been contacted by the local chapter director, I need a few more documents for authentication. I need to send my parents birth certificates and marriage record. That should be the final items to get my membership approved.

I MAY BE DAR YET


It has been a long time since I have pulled out the records to review. An unexpected meeting of two ladies at McDonald’s who needed a calendar, got me rejuvenated about my Patriot Ancestor.

I have been invited to a meeting on October 3rd, I am very excited,. The President of the Stephen’s Chapter will review my documents for authenticity and approval.  I had been given paperwork in 1996 from my grandmother’s cousin, Dorothy Parry, who had done most of the research! Wish me luck!

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He Fought For Independence


MY 4TH GREAT GRANDFATHER

MY 4TH GREAT GRANDFATHER

My fourth Great-Grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War. I found his headstone while wandering through southwest Pennsylvania with my mom on a genealogy quest. It was a successful hunt!

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