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Researching Census Records

Census records are another good source of information for genealogists. However, I’ve observed that ages are often the census taker’s guess rather than accurate fact. I suppose it wasn’t polite to ask ladies their ages, so a woman may be … Continue reading

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John Smith’s Family

Mary Vance, seated,¬†and her sister Thomison Ronald I mentioned in an earlier post that John Smith was kidnapped by a press gang of the British navy when he was nine years old and forced to serve on a ship until … Continue reading

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