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

High school yearbooks. So important to high school kids. Photographs of students, teachers, administrators. Activities, such as clubs, sports, band. Autographs. Memories. Pretty much all things high school. And in Small Town, America, high school yearbooks really document the entire community. My Dad has spent his entire life as a mechanic. He specializes in foreign …

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This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases. *** An ancestor’s census enumeration sheet is probably one of the very first documents a budding genealogist learns to look for. The United States Federal Census had been recorded every 10 years since 1790. These records have been carefully stored by the National Archives …

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This Genealogy On A Budget series presents links to free online genealogy databases. *** Do you have ancestors who entered marital bliss in Denton County, Texas? The Denton County Clerk website offers free search and download of marriages licenses: The Denton County marriage records go back to 1875. In 1875, the courthouse burned and the …

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This lady never fails to astound me! Dovie McBurnett was my great-grandmother. Earl Hall was my great-grandfather. Earl was Dovie’s first husband (I have counted 7 so far: Hall, Stanley, Epperson, Epperson (same guy, second marriage), Priddy, Bailey, Copeland, Coshnitzke). Earl was the father of 2 of Dovie’s 3 sons, middle son Victor was my grandfather. Anyway, …

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