Monthly Archives: December 2015

Our Ancestors Ghosts Reaching Out

There are hundreds of stories among genealogists of inexplicable coincidences and miracles that lead to finding dead ancestors, live distant cousins, or stories hidden for years. I loved the one about a young English girl who was planting a sunflower … Continue reading

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Rev. John McNair’s Famous Brother-In-Law, Dr. Daniel Kirkwood

Okay, maybe not famous to you and me, but I think if you are an astronomer, you might know who he is. I first saw mention of Dr. Kirkwood in John McNair’s Princeton Theological Seminary alumni file. He was responding … Continue reading

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Rev. John McNair, His Inheritance and One of My Favorite Documents

Do you have a favorite document for one of your ancestors in your collection? I am betting you do…it is usually one that broke through a “brick wall” or perhaps it has some sentimental attachment, such as a letter from … Continue reading

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