Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sharing some stories…Goens/Goins/Goings/Gowins, …Jefferson County, VA & WV

I was asked a few questions about my Goens/Goins/Goings/Gowins ancestors. Whew! They are like researching the surname Johnson or Smith in the USA. Jim Surkamp has an excellent website that will educate you on the county of Jefferson County, West … Continue reading

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Black Confederates a Myth or not? by the Root!

I felt I needed to share this article by the Root. There has always been a great debate over the legitimate presence of Black Confederate soliders. This article sheds some light whether you agree or disagree. http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2015/01/black_confederates_not_a_myth_here_s_why.html?wpisrc=obinsite

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Melvin Collier makes a good point! Many family trees are wrong!

Yes, you are correct Melvin, many, many, many family trees are incorrect. I support viewing trees on ancestry, but not to copy info unless you verify the resources. Knowing the resources is key to genealogical research. Check out Melvin’s latest … Continue reading

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Another Blog to follow: The American Civil War 150 Years Ago Today

It’s time, 150 years ago…December 3, 1862 shared by: The American Civil War 150 Years Ago Today A no-frills day-by-day account of what was happening 150 years ago, this blog is intended to be a way that we can experience … Continue reading

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DNA Do’s and Don’t by Melvin Collier!

I am a huge supporter of genealogy blogs. DNA is one of those topics you have to educate yourself on. Melvin has presented 20¬†things you should do and not do regarding DNA. Check out the “Roots Revealed” blog by Melvin … Continue reading

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