Genealogy

Dear Aunt Polly Brittain Holds an Important Clue [Genealogy]

Dear Aunt Polly Brittain Holds an Important Clue - Mary Neal Reynolds Brittain #genealogy #familytree #familyhistory #ancestry #ancestor #indianahistory #waynecountyindiana

Dear Aunt Polly Brittain Holds an Important Clue, but . . . I almost missed it because she looks so grumpy. Aunt Polly Brittain potentially solved a longstanding mystery on the identity of my great-great-great-great-great-grandparents, but I missed the clue for weeks. Seriously, I completely overlooked the gift Aunt Polly was offering me for several months …

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Sunday School Class Photo – Bloomingport Friends, Randolph County, Indiana [Genealogy]

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Sunday School Class Photo – Bloomingport Friends, Randolph County, Indiana [Genealogy] – I’m about 90% sure I’ve titled this photo accurately. The names of most of the children were labeled for me. The photo does not specifically state that it’s a Sunday School class, neither does it specifically state it’s from Bloomingport Friends Meeting. These …

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When Little Boys Wore Dresses, and It Wasn’t Controversial [Genealogy]

When Little Boys Wore Dresses, and It Wasn't Controversial [Genealogy] - Riggins Child Before & After Haircut #genealogy #familytree #familyhistory #ancestry

When Little Boys Wore Dresses, and It Wasn’t Controversial [Genealogy] – Today gender issues in children are a controversial topic. If a little boy wears dresses all the time, it might get him a trip to a daytime talk show, but there was a time when all little boys and little girls wore dresses for …

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Thomas Ward Revolutionary War Mystery Solved and Pictures of Ward/Moffitt [Genealogy]

Thomas Ward Revolutionary War Mystery Solved and Pictures of Ward-Moffitt [Genealogy] - Edith Ward Moffitt #genealogy #familytree #familyhistory #ancestry #indianahistory #oldphotos

Thomas Ward Revolutionary War Mystery Solved and Pictures of Ward/Moffitt [Genealogy] – Last week I left you wondering if Thomas Ward, the forefather of the many Wards who ended up in Ridgeville of Randolph County, Indiana, really did fight in the Revolutionary War. I didn’t just leave you wondering. I left myself wondering as well. …

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Did Thomas Ward Fight in the Revolutionary War? [Genealogy]

Did Thomas Ward Fight in the Revolutionary War? [Genealogy] - Thomas Ward of Ridgeville, Randolph County, Indiana #genealogy #familytree #ancestor #oldphotos #IndianaHistory

Did Thomas Ward Fight in the Revolutionary War? [Genealogy] – The progenitor of the many Wards discussed below was Mr. Thomas Ward who may have fought in the Revolutionary War. I cannot definitively determine if he served as a soldier. Based on some of the notations on photos, the family seemed to believe their forefather …

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Rescued Photo Album – Ward and Pettyjohn Families of Randolph County, Indiana [Genealogy]

Rescued Photo Album - Ward and Pettyjohn Families of Randolph County, Indiana [Genealogy] - Margery (Ward) McKew - #genealogy #familytree #familyhistory #ancestry #ancestors #indianahistory #oldphoto

Rescued Photo Album – Ward and Pettyjohn Families of Randolph County, Indiana [Genealogy] – Up until now, I’ve focused entirely on the southern part of Randolph County, Indiana because that’s where most of my knowledge and experience are concentrated. My own ancestors settled along the border of Wayne and Randolph Counties and didn’t venture far …

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Ozro Bales Sells Hogs – Free Online Newspaper Search [Genealogy]

Ozro Bales Sells Hogs - Free Online Newspaper Search - #genealogy #familytree #familyhistory #ancestry #ancestors #indianahistory

Ozro Bales Sells Hogs – Free Online Newspaper Search [Genealogy] – Once upon a time in 1919, my great-great-grandfather Ozro Bales sold some hogs. I only know this because of a spectacular free online tool that lets you search old newspapers from 1789 – 1963. Amazingly, I actually have this photo of Ozro Bales with …

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Bales, Huber, Oberender, and Mercer of Bloomingport, Indiana [Genealogy Photo]

Bales, Huber, Oberender, and Mercer of Bloomingport, Indiana [Genealogy Photo] - #genealogy #familytree #familyhistory #ancestry #indiana #history #ancestors

Bales, Huber, Oberender, and Mercer of Bloomingport, Indiana [Genealogy Photo] – When the Bales, Huber, Oberender, and Mercer neighbors got together, they posed for photographs. Today we take photos incessantly, often multiple times a day. Most of us have a camera in our fingertips at all times on our phones. It likely would have been …

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