Author Archives: chanur

Ancestor Table Charts

I created an ancestor table in Excel for quick reference but I can’t leave well-enough alone so it now has several tabs to help me look at my ancestors in different ways.  

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Added SSL

Well, I added SSL (HTTPS) to make Google happy. Or happier. It was only mildly traumatic to get the site working again. Now to write something useful.

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Where is the Coleman Snook Farm?

In my post, The Really Old Man, I mentioned the Coleman Snook Farm as possible loction for the Matthew Williams farm. I'm not sure where it is though. A cousin thinks the Coleman Snook Farm is on the present-day Sussex County … Continue reading

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Finding Children

Finding children for your ancestors – all of their children – is an important part of telling their story. I don't just look for my direct-line ancestor and ignore the rest; that approach doesn't explain why they made the decisions … Continue reading

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Detective Clarence Daly

Detective Clarence Daly (1885-1926) is part of a collateral line but researching him was fun. A family story said there was a "Clarence Daly" who became a New York City policeman and died on the job. Oddly enough, that family … Continue reading

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The Really Old Man

How do you research a really old man? I mean a really old man. Really old.

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1940 Census Codes

The 1940 census includes several census codes or notations that can help researchers learn a little more about their ancestors.

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Memory Lane … Scrolling Microfilm

I recently spent a little time in memory lane, remembering how family research used to be a lot more time consuming than it (usually) is today. So many researchers don't need to spend time slowly scrolling through microfilms to find … Continue reading

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Who are Jane Grady’s Parents? Part 2.

My previous post about Jane Grady’s parents showed how confusing some research can be. Additional research was needed and I now have a little better understanding about the Grady’s of Millport / Pine Valley, New York.

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Rethinking a Brick Wall

It's time to rethink a brick wall. So in one of my long ago posts I asked Who are Jane Grady's parents? I now have the answer. It took lots of digging and banging my head against words that just were not … Continue reading

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