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

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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