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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 […]

The Dickens Family Cemetery: FOUND

Earlier this year I wrote about the challenge of searching for the Dickens Family Cemetery. If you didn’t read that post already, here’s the link so you can read it now. Then come back after reading it to hear the rest of the story. (Actually I can’t make the link work. I do not like […]

52 Ancestors: A Cherished Family Photo

The prompt this week for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is Family Photo. I picked a photo from a Martin family reunion held in June 1978 in Vienna, Virginia. My grandfather was J. Daniel MARTIN (1886-1955). He was married to my grandmother, Florrie THOMAS MARTIN (1894-1979). Much of their offspring were in attendance along with […]

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