Category Archives: Genealogy

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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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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Who are Jane Grady’s parents?

Many researchers run into several generations using the same name where records, like the census, do not clearly identify each person. When that happens you need to find other records to help identify who is who.

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