Stephen I. Snow – Week 6 of 52 Weeks of Ancestors

b:  September 28, 1830, Surry County, North Carolina m: January 3, 1856, Lafayette County, Missouri d:  June 25, 1915, buried in Elm Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Kingsville, Johnson County, Missouri, Relationship: My great-great grandfather What I Know About Stephen Isaac Snow The only thing I know is what I read in his obituary. That he kept bees, that he was a kind man and that he traveled with his family from North Carolina to settle in Lone Jack, Jackson County, Missouri.…

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Illinois Civil War Records

The State of Illinois is one of the best at providing free online access to historical / genealogical records. This searchable database of Civil War soldiers includes name, rank, unit, and (in some instances) the residence and physical description. Be sure to read the following tips from the site – it can really help your search: Enter text in any field to restrict the search to only those records which CONTAIN your text in that field. Enter the soldier’s name…

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Family History: What was life like in an 1850 country store?

Welcome to an 1850’s Country Store “Smokers and Chewers will please spit on each other and not on the stove.” Sign in a Country Store At the turn of the 19th Century, American pioneer families pushed West as quickly as explorers mapped new territory. Forests were cleared and farms sprung up. As rough trails developed into dusty crossroads, frontier merchants sat up shop, supplying goods to the agrarian population. No matter how remote the locale, the little country stores thrived.…

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How to (Maybe) Solve An Irish Genealogy Mystery

An excerpt from Nancy’s book, Discover Your Family History Online It started at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California. My sister and I were at the cemetery, taking photos to fulfill a request. But – as always – we couldn’t resist driving into the older section of the cemetery and walking back through the stones. An old tombstone caught our eye. The inscription was to Sgt. John Gallagher of Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery. A veteran…

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Nora Roselan Dearing Stout – Week 3 of 52 Weeks of Ancestors

b. July 27, 1904, Sullivan County, Missouri m. d. 1990 Relationship: My maternal grandmother Photo: Roselan on the left, her sister Imo on the right What I know about Nora Roselan Dearing Stout Grandma had a difficult life. Her mother died when she was a young girl and her father sent her sister Imo away to live with relatives, while grandma stayed home with new step-mother. My sister, Vicki, can tell you far more about grandma as Vicki spent many, many weekends…

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