Category Archives: 1910s

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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Charles Perry, railroad man

Charles James Perry was the first-born child of James Perry and Lydia Smith. He was born in Savannah, Illinois in 1853 and grew up in Minnesota. Sometime in the 1870s he moved to St. Paul Minnesota and started working for … Continue reading

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William H. Nelings, post-Civil War Iowa

William H. Nelings after the war: History of Clayton County

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Belgian Army in San Francisco

I have been asked by a Belgian researcher to look up information about some photographs taken in 1918 when hundreds of Belgian and Italians soldiers arrived in San Francisco from¬† Russia. I have details in the photo, such as a … Continue reading

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Jennie (Elwell) Perry, Girard Kansas

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Daisy Perry Smith in Kincaid Baptist Church, Girard KS

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Canada, California, Washington

One thing about genealogy that I find fascinating is the connection between places and families.¬† Lethbridge Alberta is someplace I have never heard of until the Helmbolt affair. Now today I find out that another Perry connection lived in Lethbridge … Continue reading

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