Tag Archive: Americus

Family Heirlooms: The Christening Gown of Oliver Tinsley Ray, Circa 1899

Many years ago, this lovely christening gown was sent to me from my sweet cousin, Cris, upon the birth of my now grown son. By the time I got around to trying it on my son at about six months…
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‘The Carter Bed’— the story of the bedroom set my mother slept on her entire life and that was originally owned by the family of President Jimmy Carter.

‘The Carter Bed’— a phrase I have heard throughout my life. Actually, ‘The Carter Bed’ is a full bedroom suite; not just a bed. It was a set my mother used for her bedroom furniture for almost 70 years. ‘The…
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Madness Monday: Where is Katherine Broadfield in the 1920 Census?

Brick walls—we all have them in our genealogical pursuits. They are those individual bits of information that are determined to hide from you and frustrate you, possibly for years. Here’s my brick wall: Where, oh where, was Katherine Broadfield when…
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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 1: John Louis Laramore

In January 2014, blogger Amy Johnson Crow issued a challenge to readers called The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. The idea is to write about a specific ancestor each week for 52 weeks, to hopefully inspired blogger to write…
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