John Cox, deceased 1838, Fulton Co., IL

March 15, 2012

“A bill of Services for going to Lewiston to enter Into bonds for gardean [sic] also for binding Said Children or Six of them …” [transcript of an undated note found among the probate papers for a John Cox, deceased before 07MAY1838 in Fulton County, Illinois.] I found the probate papers while searching for one […]

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Another Robert Duke!

March 17, 2010

I’ve found another Robert Duke! But first, some background. A huge problem for anyone who studies genealogy is the fondness that our ancestors had for reusing names. Another is the persistence of bad information. I encountered both early in my studies. My 6-great grandfather Richard Burge is a good example. In the 1700s, three generations […]

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Genealogy Web Page

March 3, 2010

I’ve upgraded and modified my genealogy pages for their new home at The old home at is defunct after 10+ years. Perhaps this site will be more permanent. I’m trying something new with my Dukes of Camden District, SC genealogy note page. I use the pdf format rather than html. Pdf is supported […]

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