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    Hi, Eric. I think I may have found Mary: At...

    Hi, Eric.

    I think I may have found Mary:

    At the link below is a bio of Samuel Robinson, whose wife's name is Mary L Sutton, b. 1800 in England and family settled in Buckingham township. Two of...
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    Welcome aboard, Stasha. You will find the...

    Welcome aboard, Stasha.

    You will find the folks here generally helpful. I'm in the U.S. with one set of ancestors from Edinburgh (small world, huh?). I will look for you other posts with...
  3. Thread: First names

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    My mother's line has quite a few Amy/Amey 's. ...

    My mother's line has quite a few Amy/Amey 's. The spelling that includes the "e" is more prevalent in the pre-1850's time frame. Usually female, French origin, means "beloved."

    Barb
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    Hi, Wendy. Glad to help. Will keep looking at...

    Hi, Wendy. Glad to help. Will keep looking at the Mississippi end of things as I can.

    Technology is a mixed blessing to be sure. ;)
    -Barb
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    Okay, the USGenweb page for Westchester County,...

    Okay, the USGenweb page for Westchester County, NY

    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nywestch/vital.htm

    Following the link to the Marriage Index by Name, under N:
    ...
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    Hi, Wendy. My husband's family is from South...

    Hi, Wendy.

    My husband's family is from South Mississippi, near the coast. My research does not go to Hinds county, but the State capital, Jackson is located there. If memory serves, there was...
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    A little web research shows that Preston, Ontario...

    A little web research shows that Preston, Ontario was absorbed into the city of Cambridge in the 1970's. Do you know for a fact that Jane did not remarry after George's death?

    Will do a little...
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    Hi, Robin. I agree the first name (word) looks...

    Hi, Robin.

    I agree the first name (word) looks like "William". I can't get "Crouch" as the next word. I think the first letter is an upper case "R" as I think a few lines up I can make out the...
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    Hi, Bev. Welcome from across the Pond. In...

    Hi, Bev.

    Welcome from across the Pond. In spite of a rocky transition period, I think you will find the folks here very friendly and generous.

    -Barb
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    Welcome from across the Pond. :) -Barb

    Welcome from across the Pond. :)

    -Barb
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    I have used the above mentioned ad blocker in...

    I have used the above mentioned ad blocker in Firefox for a long time now. Pages with annoying blinking and animated ads load more slowly and are distracting to the point that one cannot consume the...
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    Presently pleasantly present in the southern US....

    Presently pleasantly present in the southern US.
    :)

    Barb
  13. Thread: First Post!

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    Hi and welcome! I so relate (pun intended) to...

    Hi and welcome! I so relate (pun intended) to where you are with your research. My late mother's dementia was sporadic rather than progressive, so I could ask her questions about the family, and...
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    Okay. As regards to dates, the practice of...

    Okay. As regards to dates, the practice of plural marriages started in the the 1830's. It was first discouraged in 1890 as far as new multiple marriages go, but was not heavily enforced by the...
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    Hi, Colin. Boy, you sure do ask some...

    Hi, Colin.

    Boy, you sure do ask some interesting questions. Off the top of my head, I think the LDS Church had to eschew polygamy in order for Utah to become a state, but I'm not 100% sure about...
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    Colin - this is an excellent question. My LDS...

    Colin - this is an excellent question. My LDS relations all joined post-polygamy, so this hasn't been an issue. Now I'm curious.... requires some thought - which today might require some effort. ;)...
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    Sandra, very well said! Amen, Sister! Happy...

    Sandra, very well said! Amen, Sister!

    Happy hugs to you and your aura!
    Barb
  18. Thread: Myself??!!

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    Oh, Annamarie! I want to make an intelligent...

    Oh, Annamarie! I want to make an intelligent response, but I'm laughing too hard to think what to say! :lol:

    -Barb
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    Hi, Jane. Wild guess here... if you have...

    Hi, Jane.

    Wild guess here... if you have access to the original photo, rather than just a computer image, the type of medium it is on (tintype, paper, etc.) might give a clue. Just a thought, and...
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    Hi, Helen. If it's any consolation, Smith is a...

    Hi, Helen.

    If it's any consolation, Smith is a difficult surname on this side of the pond, too. Maybe we're related! :D

    You have time on your hands and love doing research? You will fit right...
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    Hi, Neil. I had no joy at ISTG and...

    Hi, Neil.

    I had no joy at ISTG and CastleGarden sites. If I think of anywhere else to check, I'll let you know.

    - Barb
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    :hurray: Great news, Colin! Please keep us...

    :hurray: Great news, Colin! Please keep us updated on your continued progress.

    Yeeee Hawww! :cowboy:

    Barb
  23. Thread: Ideas /Advice

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    Sometimes the death notice / obituary in the...

    Sometimes the death notice / obituary in the newspaper lists surviving relatives. If you can find the obit in a newspaper archives, you may find the information you seek there.

    Just a thought off...
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    I used to work at a telecom internet provider. ...

    I used to work at a telecom internet provider. The system has numerous redundancies to prevent a total outage. There may be pockets that lack service, especially if there is a failure of the power...
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    I'm reminded of the Jerry Lewis routine:...

    I'm reminded of the Jerry Lewis routine:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxm0TN5WDQI

    Barb
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