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Recommendation: "Extreme Ancestry" blog, by Karen Batchelor

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In 1976 Karen Batchelor began her genealogy research. She later became the first African American woman to successfully join the Daughters of the American Revolution, through her documented descent from a white Revolutionary War soldier. (The battle for a member through descent from an African American Revolutionary soldier was still a few years away.)

In 2011 Karen started a blog, Extreme Ancestry, in which she discusses her family history research, which has continued over the past thirty-odd years. This blog is a welcome addition to the genea-blogosphere. Its beautiful design and flowing prose make for a very enjoyable and informative read.

The following are my favorite posts from Karen's blog. I recommend that everyone take the time to read them and others:

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