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  • Nathaniel Everett on 1747 list of foot soldiers
    Ancestor 42: Nathaniel Everett II served in North Carolina militia
    This is the 42nd article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”Nathaniel Everett is a paternal fifth great-grandfather. The information about his life comes from A.K. Register, a certified genealogist, a member of the...
  • How Do You Research After 1940?
    How Do You Research After 1940?
    You found your ancestor on the 1940 Census with her parents, but you do not know enough about the family to research them further. No one in the family remembers anything that can help you find more documentation. What should you do? Follow along...
  • Psychological stress in 1692 Salem Village
    Psychological stress in 1692 Salem Village
    With a long and difficult winter, political uncertainty, ongoing Indian attacks, religious disagreements, strange illnesses, unexpected deaths, land feuds, and squabbles among neighbors, the people of Salem Village were feeling the pressure of the...
  • An Evening with Andrew Carroll
    Book signing for wartime letters author in Fort Worth Genealogy Oct. 20 - 26
    Oct. 21: “Finding Your Roots with Louis Henry Gates, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on KERA, Channel 13 in Dallas-Fort Worth. Chefs Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai, and Aaron Sanchez learn about their family histories.Oct. 21: The Fort Worth Central Library...
  • Saint Margaret of Scotland
    Ancestor 41: St. Margaret of Scotland was a queen in life and saint after death
    This is the 41st article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”St. Margaret of Scotland is a paternal 28th great-grandmother. She is an ancestor through great-great grandmother Antonia Flores, who married Jack Ross...
  • German-Russian ancestry workshop in Arlington this week.
    German-Russian ancestry research in Fort Worth Genealogy Oct. 13 - 19
    Oct. 13: Grapevine Namedroppers meet the second Monday of the month in the Presentation Room of the Grapevine Public Library located at 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine,at 10:30 a.m. for local area support, questions and answers. These programs are...
  • 3 fictional Witch books
    Descendants of witch-hunt victims turn to fiction to reimagine history
    More than 300 years have passed since the Massachusetts witch hunts in 1692, and yet every year, more books are written to explore theories of why more than 150 people were jailed for practicing witchcraft while 19 were convicted and hung. For...
  • Steam canal boat license
    Steam canal boat records offer historical clues
    Original documents offer clues into the past and questions to answer in the future. In this article, a steam canal boat document will be examined for historical clues. First a little background information:William John Schuler (1871-1964) of...
  • What is Mary's Maiden Name?
    What is Mary's Maiden Name?
    It is not easy to research female ancestors unless you have a maiden name. Without the maiden name, confirming the parents is just about impossible. Hugh Baxter’s wife’s name is Mary. On the 1870 Census, Hugh, 46, and Mary, 42, are...
  • Ana Lucia Salinas 1772 marriage record
    Little known about Ana Lucia Salinas, mother of nine children
    This is the 40th article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”Ana Lucia Salinas is a paternal fifth great-grandmother. There is no birth information for her, but she was born in Mexico. Her parents were Nicolas Salinas...
  • Are You Looking for Grandma's Husband?
    Are you looking for Grandma's Husband?
    Are you looking for Grandma’s husband? In this article, you will discover census records for Grandma Emma Warner who lives in Accomack County, Virginia in 1940. You can follow along in search of her husband.Here is what the family group...
  • Eston Parker on the 1900 Census in Alamance County, North Carolina
    Tracking Down the Parents and Siblings of Eston Parker
    If you have been following along in the search for Eston Parker of Alamance County, North Carolina, you know that he appears on the censuses from 1910-1940, and that he was married twice. Two resources have been discovered so far that document his...
  • Heritage Park in Euless offers historic home tours
    Historic home tours in Fort Worth Genealogy Oct. 6 - 12
    Oct. 7: “Finding Your Roots with Louis Henry Gates, Jr.” at 7 p.m. on KERA, Channel 13 in Dallas-Fort Worth. Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper, and Anna Deavere Smith learn about their family histories.Oct. 9: Mesquite Historical &...
  • Eston Parker of Alamance County, North Carolina in 1930
    A Significant Record Documents Four Generations
    In Researching Eston Parker of Alamance County, North Carolina, the search began with the discovery of Eston Parker on the 1940 Census along with his wife, Ivey, and children. The death certificate for Eston gave the names of his parents and his...
  • William the Conqueror changed course of English history
    Ancestor 39: William the Conqueror changed the course of England’s history
    This is the 39th article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”William the Conqueror, also known as William I and William of Normandy, is a paternal ancestor. He is a 28th great-grandfather through one paternal line, but...