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The Bible comes back to the family!

As I shared on Facebook, I received and inbox message from a gentleman that says he is helping a friend. Okay and where is this going? I was not familiar with his name, he is not one of my students, etc. … Continue reading

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Connections are everywhere!

I enjoy meeting people and attending fabulous events in a community, especially in the Charlottesville community. It is rich with history and it tells its own story everyday. Annually there is the Virginia Festival of the Book (http://vabook.org). It is … Continue reading

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Horses have names!

My 3rd great grandfather is Lawson Goings/Goins/Goens. He was born in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1807 to Joseph and Nancy (Windsor) Goings. Lawson died 12 July 1874 in Clarke County, Virginia. He and his wife Sarah (Hart) lived and raised … Continue reading

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Combat the Common Genealogy Challenges in 2017!

Come on in 2017, we are ready for you! It does not matter who or where in the U. S. you are researching, you need to know the fundamentals about genealogy research, records & resources. Most importantly you need to be able to ask questions, … Continue reading

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People of Color Genealogy Research, can it be done at the DAR Library?

Who is DAR? It is the National Society of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, known as DAR. It is a lineage society and membership is open to any female 18 years and older regardless of race, religion or ethic … Continue reading

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Boatmen-are you part of the escape plan?

Today is Saturday and I have attempted a little research, yeah right! I have a few call for papers to complete and design an “Understanding the Process for the DAR”. But as usual, something else pops in my mind and I … Continue reading

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A Genealogist’s Dream Haul

As genealogist we wait for the day that we hit the jackpot. Hitting the jackpot means we get a load of information and resources, like photos, obits, heirlooms, etc., on a family line. Well that day happen to me once. … Continue reading

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Some times you just need to write a letter! Lawson Goens …

Dear great, great, great grandpa Lawson Goens/Goins/Goings; I am your ggg-granddaughter and have several questions to ask you. I truly hope you are up to answering my questions because the doctor says I need to reduce the stress in my … Continue reading

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Lawson Goens/Goins/Goings, Where are you?

There will be a lot of question’s, unknowns, and assumptions while you research your ancestors. One of the first things you can do is to write down all that you know about the ancestor along with public record information, such … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the box to enhance your genealogy research? How to…

Even the most experienced genealogist forgets sometimes to think outside the box or to return to the basics of genealogy research. You don’t need fancy terms or methods to realize that genealogy research is really about asking questions and locating … Continue reading

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