Bales genealogy

Bloomingport Friends Sunday School circa 1921 [Genealogy Photo]

Bloomingport Friends Sunday School circa 1921 [Genealogy Photo] – This is one of the most adorable photos I have in my possession. These little children dressed in their Sunday best are just super cute. This Sunday School class picture was taken about 1921. These children attended the Bloomingport Friends Church in Randolph County, Indiana. You …

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Randolph County, Indiana Racially Integrated School Photo Circa 1910 – Josephine Gordon, Marshall Sickels, and Many Others

Randolph County, Indiana Racially Integrated School Photo Circa 1910 – Josephine Gordon, Marshall Sickels, and Many Others – This photo was among some items that were in the possession of my grandpa’s Uncle Francis. His family allowed me to scan all their Bales albums. This particular school photo includes children who later married into the …

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

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

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] – 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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The Search for the Secret Lovechild of My Great-Grandfather [Genealogy Mystery]

The Search for the Secret Lovechild of My Great-Grandpa [Genealogy Mystery] – My great-grandpa, Ralph Edgar Bales, had a secret lovechild, but we only know his first name. I have no clue how we would go about finding a person among the roughly 300 million people in the United States using only a first name. …

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