Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

The New England Historic Genealogical Society puts out a weekly e-newsletter, and this very interesting item was in today’s edition: Weekly Genealogist reader Jacob Sievers of Somerville, Massachusetts, emailed me with a link to a remarkable collection of 220 illustrated family records that are part of the National Archives’ Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application …

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I was working on my Kennedy line last night. My 3GGF, Dr Nathan Blunt Kennedy was born in Sumter County, Alabama and moved to Hill County, Texas in about 1875. Nathan had six siblings and 2 of his brothers also became physicians. According to an old Hill County history book, Nathan’s sister Jane also married …

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This is my Dad’s Uncle Bun in the U.S. World War II Fourth Registration Draft Cards, 1942 database at Ancestry. My Dad speaks very fondly of this man and of the many summers spent as a child in Oregon with his Uncle Bun.

I was searching through Ancestry.com’s U. S. City Directories collection, looking for a great-uncle when I came across… MY DAD! This 1949 listing is one of the earliest “non-family” (family pix, documents, etc) references to my dad that I have found. Only 20 years old, a mere babe! Hadn’t even met Mom, yet. I’m not …

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