I find a lot of great free genealogy sites by performing pinpoint research to discover what more is out there. A great many generations of various branches of my family have lived in Michigan. That has made me have to dig deeper to learn where to look for Michigan related genealogy sites. Here are 3 of my favorites.
DNA meets traditional genealogy to solve a 4 decade old mystery. Who was the belle in the well?
This week’s tip for beginner researchers
Exploring my personal family history with the story of my 3x great grandfather L.J. Eckler. Civil war soldier, and Andersonville POW, who served under Custer in the 6th Michigan Calvary at the Battle of Trevilian Station.
Nicknames are one of the most common genealogy research speed bumps that researchers come across.
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Who can resist a skunk farming lawyer?
It seems that after over sixty-fives years of war the Korean War may finally be ending. Many of our combat veterans from the era of active fighting on the Korean peninsula have already passed away. My Grandfather was a Korea combat veteran. He died before they actually achieved peace.
A gunsmith, soldier, photographer, attorney, and a skunk farmer – it sounds like the start of a joke where the next line should be they walked into the bar. Interestingly enough those are all job titles held at various times by Daniel E. Adams.
I am a namesake for my mother’s paternal aunt, Carrie Jamison. She was the wife of my Grandfather’s half-brother. She lived in West Virginia where my Grandfather’s family lived in a rural mountain community and I only had a few opportunities to meet her as a young child. She passed away at the age of 76. I was 9 years old at the time. Despite the fact that Aunt Carrie and I shared no actual genetic material the fact that she gave me her name has made her a topic of research interest for me.