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Dan and Maggie: Naturally Nuturing

Nurture was a recent prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. That prompt immediately made me think of my great-grandparents, Jeremiah Daniel “Dan” THOMAS (1858-1946) and Margaret Ann “Maggie” GRANT THOMAS (1870-1948). Here’s some stories about Dan and Maggie that show why. Brotherly love In 1886, Dan left Richland County, South Carolina for Chesterfield County, […]

A Little Brick Wall in Vienna

Brick Wall is one of the recent prompts for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I’ve written about most of my brick wall ancestors before, so I’m taking a different approach with this prompt. At the house-end of the driveway of my childhood home in Vienna, Virginia, there was a brick wall. It wasn’t there when […]

The explosive accident of Toby Heiser

I love doing newspaper research. Have you tried it? I was on Newspapers.com the other day doing a surname search for one of the alternate spellings of my last name Heiser. It is also spelled Hiser, Hyser, and a few other ways. Using Hiser, I searched in Maryland newspapers from 1870-1880. I narrowed down to […]

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