Monthly Archives: May 2016

Asa BURRELL Probate

Asa Burrell lived and died in Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont. His estate was probated in April of 1872. He was married to Abigail Burrell, who survived him. In the process of finding out information about the Cheneys, I copied his probate … Continue reading

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WH Neling letter home

This letter retains the spelling of the original. Grand [E]core Louisiana April the 17 [1864] Dear Mother I recived a letter from you the other day dated the 11. I was glad to here from you. It was the first … Continue reading

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Found film–looking for owners

My parents came into possession of a number of 8mm films reels from the 1950s-1960s. They got them at a second-hand store near Tucson Arizona. I would love for the films to find their family. I believe the family was … Continue reading

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Writing about mental health issues

DA Neeling hospital The_Algona_Upper_Des_Moines_Wed__May_25__1892_ Current statistics about mental illness in America estimate “1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.” – See more at: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers#sthash.SVhkrOSJ.dpuf Doing genealogy research means that one uncovers facts … Continue reading

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The challenge of incorrect information

Frequently, government information is incorrect. Census records will have relationships wrong, names misspelled, places of origin incorrect. This makes sense, given that interviewers may not have understood the person answering the questions and those answering the questions may not have … Continue reading

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