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Not Our Black Sheep?: Andreas OELOFSE (ca. 1642 – ca. 1709)

Like many genealogists, I love finding black sheep in the family, those ancestors whose behavior falls far outside the accepted norms of the time and place in which they lived, perhaps even outside those of our own more open-minded times. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Finding A Daughter: Caroline Jane QUESNELL (b. 1865)

Focusing too intently on finding “vital” information, such as birth and death dates and places or the names of parents, can cause one to treat ancillary facts as “white noise.” If I had rigorously examined such facts on her mother’s death record, I … Continue reading

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A Brief Life: Esmé Doris QUESNELL (1900 – 1902)

Today is November 2nd, All Souls’ Day, a fitting time to remember a newly discovered member of my husband’s paternal family who died as a child over a century ago. For the past few months, Ancestry24.com, the largest online archive of South … Continue reading

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