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Calling All Coffins, or, How My Coffin Lines Are Related

I recently connected with a possible relative through DNA testing.  Our mitochondrial DNA looks vaguely like there is a connection, so we have been emailing about possible shared ancestors.  While exchanging surnames, the Coffin line looked promising (although not my

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June Genealogy To-Do

May was a fairly productive month, but much of what I accomplished was organizational so doesn’t show much.  I need to better divide my time into organizational and research time. I did finish the draft of the William Boorman will,

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Susan Wilcox Justice (1797-1881)

Susan Wilcox was the last of my direct female ancestors to have migrated from Nantucket to Cincinnati in the early 1800s.  She was about 14 years old when her mother (Phebe Foye), step-father (Thomas Myrick), and 3 half-siblings moved off

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May Genealogy To-Do

In April I managed to: 1. Finish renaming all the computer files in my Salt surname folder and sub-folders, and started adding birth-marriage-death evidence to my direct ancestors and a couple of closely related people.  Yay!! 2. Make a lot

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Abigail Butler Coffin (1783-1858)

Abigail Butler Coffin is my third female ancestor who migrated with her husband and children from Nantucket to Cincinnati in the early 1800s.  She came with four or five young children (the birth date of one son isn’t well recorded). 

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