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Slave Name Roll Project: RELEASING 13 Slaves Owned By Thomas Pace

I follow a Facebook page called, I’ve Traced My Ancestor’s Slaveholders. Not surprisingly, it is primarily geared towards African-Americans who are working to determine the names of the slave masters who had owned their ancestors. Some Caucasians, such as myself, belong…
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Generation 2: Henry Monroe “Hamp” Stephens (b.1823 – d.1871)

Henry Monroe “Hamp” Stephens– my third great-grandfather. Henry Monroe Stephens was born 03 Feb 1823, supposedly in Tattnall, Georgia. He died 15 Aug 1871 in Hamilton, Florida. His parents are believed to have been Henry Stephens and Elizabeth () (last…
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Generation 1: Henry Stephens, father of Henry Monroe “Hamp” Stephens

THE STEPHENS FAMILY GENERATION 1: HENRY STEPHENS (b. abt. 1800 – d. bef. 17 Jan 1849), father of Henry Monroe “Hamp” Stephens. Henry Stephens, the father of my 3rd great-grandfather Henry Monroe Stephens, was born about 1800 somewhere in Georgia….
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Heading to RootsTech 2016, The World’s Largest Family History Convention.

RootsTech 2016 Tuesday morning, I have a 5:50 a.m. flight from Texas to Salt Lake City. This is my first genealogy convention, so I’m excited– yes, call me a nerd (my son does!). No problem, I’m proud of the label!…
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30 Questions to Use for Family History Interviews

30 Questions– A top priority for any family historian should be to preserve the oral history and stories of the persons in their lives still living, including parents, aunts and uncles, and especially elderly grandparents or great-grandparents. Taking the time…
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Easy Tips for Tracing Your Family Tree

If the idea of creating a family tree brings you nothing but bewilderment, let me help you get started with my beginner’s tips to finding your ancestors. Together, we’ll build that tree.   Gather What You Already Have: An easy starting…
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Oak Grove Genealogy— the Story Behind the Name

Oak Grove Genealogy. The story. Picking a name for a blog is a bit daunting of an experience. Some of the existing sites have fun and whimsical names running across their banners, such as “(Mis)Adventures Of A Genealogist.” Some stem…
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