Category Archives: wood

FEMALE ANCESTORS

How many generations in your direct female line do you know? This question is for females. The way records were kept men can generally go further back with data on male lines than females with their female lines. Mitochondrial DNA … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name

I came across a genealogy involving one of my ancestors. There was a dispute over his name. I could offer my argument for the name IF I could offer proof. Of course, there is no birth or death certificate and … Continue reading

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Joseph A. Bozarth Probate

Joseph A. Bozarth wrote his will on February 28, 1896. He died April 18, 1897, in Illiopolis, Sangamon County. I got it through IRAD because it less expensive. Also, the interns at IRAD are more experienced at finding the entire … Continue reading

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Final Four – Who Are They?

This picture, taken during my lifetime, continues to baffle me. I am looking for the final four pieces in the puzzle. I can date the picture by the oldest and youngest. Edward Daniel Ryan died at Christmas 1950 and the infant … Continue reading

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Scanning Update

Ok, Ms. Smarty Pants, are your files perfect someone asked? Nope. And my system is not perfect to begin with, rather it is one that works for me and may work for you. In my defense I have computer files … Continue reading

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More Information, More Questions

When I had entered my notes on the Wood/Rice research and was checking to make sure I had everything done I remembered that I owned an Illiopolis history. It was put together for the 2006 sesquicentennial of the town by … Continue reading

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Give Me An Hour

Earlier this week when I found myself with a free hour I decided to work a question in my genealogy. It couldn’t take more than an hour or so and had to be doable free online. I chose my paternal … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Cousin Bob

July 22 is my cousin Bob’s birthday. Abraham Lucas’ father was Thomas Lucas. Thomas’ father Frans came with his father in 1710 from Otterberg, Germany. Their ancestors were Huguenots who had fled from France into the Pfalz. Records of the … Continue reading

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Blog Hits Pay Dirt

On February 1 I wrote about Berryman B. Wood, my great great grandfather. I have some pictures and a lot of questions. http://genealogysleuth.blogspot.com/2009/02/mystery-of-berryman-b-wood.html As a result I have heard from several people. Two are relatives who have never lived in … Continue reading

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Lillie Margaret Wood

Lida died before I was born. A couple great grandmothers hung around until I arrived. The one I knew most of Lillie Margaret Wood Ryan. Lillie had a long hard life. She was a daughter of Berryman B. Wood. Her … Continue reading

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