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Genealogy Sources Part 2: Feby Douglas

I recently discovered the 31 Days to Better Genealogy challenge from Amy Johnson Crow and decided I need some motivation to get moving with my research again. Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing my own progress with this challenge. It will take me longer than 31 days – but you will hear from me a few times a week. Tag along, help me out, and have some fun! Day 2  I'm writing about the questions I asked in Day 1 in two parts: JD Douglas in part 1, and his wife ...

What’s in a Name Part 1: John, Jacob, and JD Douglas

I recently discovered the 31 Days to Better Genealogy challenge from Amy Johnson Crow and decided I need some motivation to get moving with my research again. Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing my own progress with this challenge. It will take me longer than 31 days – but you will hear from me a few times a week. Tag along, help me out, and have some fun! Day 2  Well ... I asked a couple of questions on day 1, so I'm writing about each in separate parts. ...

52 Ancestors #25: What’s that say?

Grandpa Douglas is a bit of a household name, even though Winfield Scott Douglas is my maternal 2nd great grandfather and died 5 years before my own grandpa was born. Grandpa Douglas is a man attached to stories told by his daughter, Phoebe, and her son, and his sons … stories that have been told and retold so many times that I feel like I can turn around at any moment and see Grandpa Douglas standing in front of me. He lives and breathes even 101 years after his death. Perhaps it is ...

52 Ancestors #8: The Douglas Brick Wall

Every genealogist has hit a brick wall ... that moment when your family tree suddenly quits branching.  You can't get anywhere because there are no more records, no more proof, and NO CLOSURE! It's painful. It leaves you wanting. The parents of my 2nd great grandpa, Winfield Scott Douglas ... Scott ... (1847-1913) have proven to be quite illusive.  I'm not even sure of their full names! What Scott Douglas' Records Say Scott's parents were JD Douglas and Ferobe Dunn.  JD I'm ...