Category: Miscellaneous

William Boorman, Wheelwright of Staplehurst

This is an exact (insofar as I can make it and with many thanks to cousin Claudia for her help) transcription of the last will and testament of William Boorman.  It was written the 6th of February 1819 and the

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Finding my Revolutionary War Ancestors in the DAR

I happened to read the Eastman Online Genealogy newletter yesterday morning (on the Fourth of July, in the U.S.) as I was drinking my first cup of coffee and one of the articles was about finding your Revolutionary War patriots

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July Genealogy To-Do

July promises to be a busy month on several fronts.  We are doing a family reunion for one brach of my husband’s family in a couple of weeks, which means seeing some cousins not seen in awhile and meeting others

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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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