October 22, 2014

That Headstone Might Not Be Stolen

  John Whitmore’s Headstone: The First One Was Broken In Shipment We researchers probably hear about headstone desecration more in genealogy circles than the average person, but I’d like to caution my readers to always check to see if there […]

A Tenuous Connection To Abraham Lincoln

caswell-massey-picture

Abraham Lincoln When we were little kids in grade school each year we would dutifully make profile pictures of Abe Lincoln and proudly take them home to Mom and Dad. It never occurred to me that many years later I […]

Genealogy Tracking: Wilkersons, Whitmores and L. Frank Boyd – Part 2

Medal of Honor circa 1860's era

Genealogy Tracking: Wilkersons, Whitmores and L. Frank Boyd – Part 2 Part 2: (continued from Part 1 ) When we left Iowa in 1995 it would be two years before we would return again. In the mean time though, I […]

Genealogy Tracking: Wilkersons, Whitmores and L. Frank Boyd – Part 3

L. Frank Boyd letter written 1914 to his cousin John Whitmore

As I stated in Genealogy Tracking: Wilkersons, Whitmores and L. Frank Boyd – Part 2 our genealogy research led us to L. Frank Boyd, my husband’s 1st cousin, four times removed. Jim’s cousin Trish gave us copies of records that […]

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