31 May 2017

Searching for Medad Curtis the Shaker

By |31 May 2017|Church Records, Curtis, Surnames, Unusual Records|1 Comment

Searching for Medad Curtis the Shaker took me down new research paths, including finding accounts of his daring rescue of Shaker founder Mother Ann Lee. Some sources said my husband's great-great-great-great grandfather Medad was a [...]

12 May 2017

Ancestry Shaking Leaf vs. Genealogy Brick Wall

By |12 May 2017|Church Records, German Genealogy, Search Strategies, Unusual Records|16 Comments

Ancestry shaking leaf vs. genealogy brick wall. Which is mightier? As it turns out, the Ancestry shaking leaf* is mightier than my ten-year-old Austrian brick wall. Now a leafy branch sprouts in its place [...]


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