Monthly Archives: June 2012

Britain From The Air!

Here is a 1926 aerial photo of Durham Cathedral in Durham, England: Go to: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw016377 to see the website where this is found!

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John Hamilton Yeoman of Concord is now on Facebook!

Nearly 24 hours ago I launched a Facebook page for the descendants of John Hamilton Yeoman of Concord. This will make it easier to share information about our ancestor in a casual setting and cousins can get some exposure with … Continue reading

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200th Anniversary of the War of 1812!

On 18 June 1812, the United States declared war against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland! This war lasted for nearly THREE years and was fought primarily on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways … Continue reading

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Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

I just found a wonderful site, with interactive historical county maps, where you can see how county boundaries have changed over time. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is a wonderful tool for genealogists! My ROORK ancestors lived in the border areas … Continue reading

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Map of Beaver Township, Kansas, 1919

A big thanks is owed to my Uncle Duane Pepper for getting me copies from a 1919 book of Kansas township maps. You can see in this map of Beaver Township, in Section 12, where the George Warrener and Delia … Continue reading

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How DNA Changed My Ancestry! Part 1

PEPPER, that is my maiden name, the name given to me at birth, inherited by my father, and his father and his father, etc. So, for over 34 years, off and on, I have been researching my PEPPER family history! … Continue reading

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Something you should know!

Almost immediately after I publish a new blog post I begin editing it!!!! I know this isn’t the right order of things but it is the reality of what I find myself doing! I often add photos, tags, categories, or … Continue reading

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We have a new little carrier soon to arrive that will be carrying our Mitochondrial DNA! :)

On or around the 24th of June, 2012, my wonderful niece Lindsay will be giving birth to our newest little family member, Lillian Joy! Unbeknownst to her, Lillian Joy will also be the newest carrier of our Mitochondrial DNA! What is Mitochondrial … Continue reading

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Making Current Family History! :)

As a mom of four children, two lads and two lasses, I am still involved with a living, breathing family everyday! 🙂 Our children are now ages 16 to 26; the two eldest are out of the home and the … Continue reading

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