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A patriotic anniversary couple: William Bond & Delia Jane (Rice) Tidd

Those who study genetics find that the DNA we inherit from our ancestors isn’t equally distributed, as this blogger explains. I like to believe that besides inheriting my middle name from my great-great grandmother, Delia, I also inherited the patriotism … Continue reading

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George B. Garrison, builder of churches

I wrote briefly of my paternal great grandfather George B. Garrison a year ago. Today I’m sharing something about him that I only just discovered. George was a resident of Rochester, NY, his entire life. In searching the online newspaper … Continue reading

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John Poland (1752-1783) of Manchester, Massachusetts

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been preparing a DAR application form to establish lineage to my 6th great-grandfather, John Poland. His Revolutionary War service is not yet registered in the DAR Genealogical Research System. So, once my application is … Continue reading

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John Bacheller of Reading, Massachusetts (1745-1817)

I have to go back to the American Revolutionary War to find the Bacheller name in my family tree. That was my 5th great-grandmother, Margaret “Peggy” Bacheller, who married Revolutionary War veteran, John Norton. Peggy was the oldest child of … Continue reading

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Sibling Saturday: Sarah, Louisa and Luthera Tidd

I’ve wanted to write about these sisters since I first looked into their lives, as these women seemed to have had a very close relationship. The bonds they shared extended beyond their childhood years in ways not common in our … Continue reading

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Ancestral Homes

For the past few years, I have made twice-yearly trips (summer & fall) from my home in Missouri to Western New York State to visit family. While visiting NY, I always try to get in a little genealogy research and … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday : Amos Chaffee (1744-1815)

As a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), it’s exciting to find that an ancestor’s service in the American Revolution has been officially honored by the DAR. Amos Chaffee received this honor on October 3, 1975. Amos … Continue reading

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