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Old 06-25-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Here in Australia, we have a digitised newspaper system called Trove. Up until last year, it was mainly the capital city and national papers up to the mid 1950s. Last week, I just went look something up unrelated to genealogy and noticed that they have vastly increased their digitised newspaper selections, including a newspaper very close to the very small town where ancestors have resided for over 150 years. By filtering just this newspaper and also the surname of ancestors and the name of the very small town, I've managed to find a lot of obituaries and articles about grandparents/great grandparents etc. This newspaper also had a correspondent from the town so I could read about what events are on and when. Some of the gems found are an article about my greatgrandparents wedding and an article about my greatgrandmother's early death.
Color me green with envy!
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Just found my MIL's missing grandmother, who apparently remarried in Massachusetts as a widow - when her husband was still living in New York!

I was not looking for her - just serendipity.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Not a discovery that I can incorporate into my own lines, but one that came from a request from my sister. She asked me to research the family tree for her youngest daughter's father. Turns out that the family is part of the Clopton line, which seems to have historical merit

CLOPTON FAMILY ASSOCIATION

I passed it to my sister as a "hey, this is kinda neat" notation, only to receive a big thank you card and very sweet letter from my niece. Sister later explained that her daughter, who is on the autistic spectrum, is having a hard time entering puberty with that condition. I never knew that my niece is a history nerd, kinda like me, and providing her with an interest to which she has applied many hours of research is helping her, emotionally. I guess as a way of taking her mind off the realization that she has issues relating to people at a stage where it will become more important.

I got kind of blubbery about that .

Having so many nieces and nephews, from both mine and Spouse's sides, I have never taken an interest in any one particular kid, but my Sister said that Niece was looking forward to my visit later this fall. I was informed that she has lots of pictures and text to show me. That sent both my sister and I into even more blubbering
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Found out that my grandfather, who was born in the Caribbean and spoke three languages, was also fluent in a fourth - Yiddish.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: La-La Land
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Discovered a distant immigrant ancestor arrived at a MA port in 1636...2 miles away from the same hospital I was born. Seems eerie.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Not a discovery that I can incorporate into my own lines, but one that came from a request from my sister. She asked me to research the family tree for her youngest daughter's father. Turns out that the family is part of the Clopton line, which seems to have historical merit

CLOPTON FAMILY ASSOCIATION

I passed it to my sister as a "hey, this is kinda neat" notation, only to receive a big thank you card and very sweet letter from my niece. Sister later explained that her daughter, who is on the autistic spectrum, is having a hard time entering puberty with that condition. I never knew that my niece is a history nerd, kinda like me, and providing her with an interest to which she has applied many hours of research is helping her, emotionally. I guess as a way of taking her mind off the realization that she has issues relating to people at a stage where it will become more important.

I got kind of blubbery about that .

Having so many nieces and nephews, from both mine and Spouse's sides, I have never taken an interest in any one particular kid, but my Sister said that Niece was looking forward to my visit later this fall. I was informed that she has lots of pictures and text to show me. That sent both my sister and I into even more blubbering
Wow! We never know how we may affect someone, and often never know it. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:17 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Discovered a distant immigrant ancestor arrived at a MA port in 1636...2 miles away from the same hospital I was born. Seems eerie.
Seems cool, too, tho.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Out of curiosity, I verified my oldest American roots: Massachusetts Bay, 1633 (English) and Darien, GA 1736 (Scottish). It took about two hours to line up the dots, all on the internet, for free. I'm done.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Out of curiosity, I verified my oldest American roots: Massachusetts Bay, 1633 (English) and Darien, GA 1736 (Scottish). It took about two hours to line up the dots, all on the internet, for free. I'm done.
How did you verify them? Hopefully not with other people's trees.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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My genealogy fanatic cousin as informed me that we are eligible for membership in the "Royal Order of Bastards'' as it seems we are kin to a king who fooled around with his subjects.
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