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It’s been awhile

Well it has been awhile since the last entry!  The end of the school year brings a flurry of activity and occupies most of my time and energy.  Now school is out I will have to try and find a balance between cleaning, gardening, Halloween prep and genealogy.  So far cleaning and gardening have won […]

Show me your documents

          Documentation is the skeleton upon which all good genealogy should be based.  There are many models to follow but for most of us we document what our genealogy programs dictate.  The base program I work with, RootsMagic has fields for dates, places, sources, notes….  I can sometimes become compulsive making sure I have all […]

John Claiborne Tyree Jr.

Under family histories on the forum side of this blog you will find information about John Claiborne Tyree Jr.  John was the brother of Obedience Tyree-Dillon and he was the first person killed in the “Battle of Cole Camp”.  John Tyree Enjoy

Brickwalls!

Well I am pretty well stuck on many of my families.  I have not done much work on my Dad’s side of the family.  It might be time to dust off the notes I have on the Dillon, Bryant and McFatrich families.

Dad’s Dillon Family

I have been working on my Dad’s side of the family.  I have been surprised to learn how long they have been in the Central Missouri area.  Some of the family members were here as early as the 1830’s.  There has always been a legend about two of my grandmothers family members who were tried and […]

Thomas Jefferson Dillon

Well Thomas has kept me quite busy. He had many trips to the County Court house in Warsaw. Many of the cases were simple land and property disputes, however a series of entries implicate him and another woman in a lewd and lascivious charge. Thomas and the woman were eventually found not guilty, but it […]

Halloween time!

The most wonderful time of the year is comming and I have to start work on the “Haunt on Widowsbluff”.  There are tombstones to be made, a mausoleum to fix, new props to build and much more.  If you have never visited the darkside of this genealogist visit my Halloween site: widowsbluff Till then happy hunting […]

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

There is much debate on what constitutes a primary or secondary genealogical source. Some researchers and major genealogy sites consider any document created about the time of the ancestor to be a primary source. For example a census record, death or birth certificate, a court document or a tombstone. Others contend a primary source is […]