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Photo: George Ann, Verda, & Will
Will and Verda McCauley with their granddaughter George Ann Dockins. 1939 in front of Will and Verda's house. Read more
This Week in the Family History: January 29 - February 4, 2023
Dorothy Louise Dial Collier Chevalier Chessher died on 2 February 1994 in Metairie, Louisiana, which is in Jefferson Parish. She was three weeks from turning Read more
Photo-Doc, Lula, Bessie, Sarie, & Cindy
Cindy (far right) with her sister Sarie, children Doc and Lula, and daughter-in-law Bessie. Probably made at the Hopkins farm near Blanchester, Ohio. Read more
This Week in the Family History: January 22-28, 2023
David Alexander Bennett, son of Lewis H. Bennett and Teresa, died on 21 January 1901 in Chickasaw Nation Indian Territory in the area that became Read more
Photo: Logan Taylor
Logan David Taylor, son of William Thomas Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Fletcher, as a young man. Read more
This Week in the Family History: January 15-21, 2023
Wilson R. Howard died on 19 January 1894 in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri at about age 31. He was hanged for the murder of Thomas Read more
Photo: Jimmy Hankins
Jimmy Hankins at his home at 4823 Satsuma Avenue in Los Angeles, California, mid-to-late 1940s. Read more
Jim Hankins's Letter to his Cousin Tom Hankins
If you’re lucky enough to find letters written by family members or their friends, you’ll likely find valuable genealogical information. This post is about one Read more
This Week in the Family History: January 8-14, 2023
William Larkin Lanier died on 10 January 1931 in Troup County, Georgia, at age sixty-two. He lived much of his adult life in Shawmut in Read more
Photo: McCauley Siblings—Katie, John, & Lois
McCauley siblings, Katie, John, and Lois, in Greenville, Kentucky. Read more
This Week in the Family History: January 1-7, 2023
Barnabas Hankins married Sarah Fox on 1 January 1811 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Rev. John Bourland performed the ceremony. Barnabas obtained the license the day Read more