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“Secret” Marriage in St. Joseph, Michigan in 1902

I love/hate mysteries, and this is probably one reason that I’ve been passionate about genealogy research for 30+ years. For a long time I focused on direct-line ancestors, but more recently I’ve been exploring all of the “side lines”–the brothers … Continue reading

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A Little Genealogy Research and a Lot of Beautiful Scenery!

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, we decided to go to the Bedford Museum and Genealogy Library in Bedford, Virginia. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to find any information on my ggg-aunt, Tabitha Ann Rhodes, but as she’d married … Continue reading

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The Search for Mary (Polly)

Long before I was interested in genealogy, two of my uncles, Billy and Buster, tried to learn more about our family’s history.  There were tales about Mary “Polly,” the unwed mother of our family patriarch (John William Anderson, June 24, … Continue reading

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