Category Archives: Genealogy

Question and Warning

Last week I wrote about Dr. James Ward, an ear, nose, and throat physician who practiced in Greenville and lived on Park Street with his wife and three children.  A grandson now occupies the Ward home.  One of my readers … Continue reading

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Following the Good Deed Trail

Just before Christmas a friend of mine in Sulphur Springs sent me a photograph of the business center of a town somewhere in the middle of the United States.  The early 20th century photograph could have been anywhere, as many … Continue reading

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A Century Ago

Next month will mark the third anniversary of my “A Century Ago” segment posted daily on Facebook. Many of you read it, send a comment, and like it. When someone tells me he reads something I wrote, I am thrilled. … Continue reading

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Women Ranches in Texas

Last weekend I attended a fabulous conference at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. The rains gave so much greenery to the area and Midwestern in my alma mater, so it had to be a great time. Women Ranchers in … Continue reading

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Brigham Cemetery

The Brigham Cemetery Association invited me to speak at their Memorial Day celebration this year. I was quite honored since I think that cemetery is one of the most beautiful, peaceful places in Hunt County. Located on a slight rise … Continue reading

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Cemeteries

I noticed in a recent issue of the Herald Banner that many of the area cemeteries are having Memorial Day Ceremonies and Cemetery Association Meetings this weekend and next. So many of the cemeteries in Hunt County are well cared for … Continue reading

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Finding Absolute Treasures in Special Collections

Recently, I wrote about a terrific conference sponsored by the Dallas Genealogical Society that I attended earlier this month. One of the most useful topics discussed was Finding Aids. Finding Aids can be found in many libraries, archives, special collections, and … Continue reading

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Finding Fathers

Most genealogists can trace their families back quite a few generations on the male line and struggle with the female line. Married women in the 19th century and earlier seldom ever used their own names; instead they were Mrs. So … Continue reading

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Would You Name Your Son after a President?

Some things change and others remain forever. Naming patterns can be like that. During the 19th century, it was quite common to name a son James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison or Andrew Jackson. By the last quarter of the … Continue reading

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Military Records of the Great War

Last weekend I made a presentation to the East Texas Genealogy Society in Tyler. It was the second of a series on World War I. This one is called Military Records for the Great War. Believe me, thousands, if not … Continue reading

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