I have been having some tremendous breakthroughs in this year. With every new name, a piece of me and and my history slides into place. Into memory. Searching for Matilda’s Roots My search for my great-grandmother Matilda’s roots is a wonderful example of the value of cluster research. For many years, I knew nothing about […]
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Untangling Matildas: Brick Wall Crashes ...
My great-grandfather John Smith was born in Georgia and migrated to Jacksonville, Florida sometime around 1900. His roots in Georgia continue to be one of my greatest brick walls. (Update, 2018: DNA uncovered his roots!) I had a huge breakthrough on John’s wife’s family yesterday. This is an excellent case study in evaluating evidence. Georgia […]
Parents Often Move With Their Children
My ggrandmother Georgia Harris’ line has always been a challenge to research. But it reminded me of the fact that when we are searching parents, that parents often move with their children. Awhile ago, I made some headway in tracing her roots. She was not from Jacksonville (Duval County) Florida, as oral history said. She was […]