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Genealogy e-newsletters worth a look

Recently a reader asked me to provide some tips about how people new to genealogy can learn more about how to uncover their own amazing true stories of their family’s history. One way is to subscribe to several genealogy-focused electronic … Continue reading

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The results are in!

Not long ago, I succeeded in convincing my better half to submit a DNA sample to ancestry.com for testing. We were pretty certain that the results would confirm what we knew about the Knapp-Mileski heritage. My father-in-law has always said … Continue reading

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Genealogy is a lot like fishing…

Sometimes, I do Google searches on the list of family surnames when I have a spare moment – and don’t have a specific research goal in mind. It’s kind of like fishing – you get a bite, but you don’t … Continue reading

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National Archives opens new treasure trove of records

Just in case you’re planning to be in Kansas City anytime soon, you may want to check out the latest offering from the U.S. National Archives. The National Archives had this to say about the collection in an announcement: Kansas … Continue reading

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First Lady’s Roots

I ran across an interesting article that the New York Times ran in 2009 about Michelle Obama’s family tree. It always fascinates me to learn about other people’s family history – and the longer I am alive myself, the more … Continue reading

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Sharing the Wealth

Genealogy is all about sharing the wealth. Some of the most generous, helpful people on the planet today are genealogists. Most of them are always willing to help someone new to genealogy research,  share what they have learned during the … Continue reading

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Clotilda Knapp Bissler: 1918 Influenza Pandemic Victim

John Lewis Knapp’s sister, Clotilda E. Knapp, was born 4 Jan 1893 in Randolph Twp., Portage County, Ohio, to Lewis J. Knapp and Mary M. May. Clotilda was the second child in the family. Clotilda married Paul Romanus Bissler, son … Continue reading

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Hubert Joseph Knapp – An American Doughboy

Hubert Joseph KNAPP was born Nov. 15, 1896 in New Milford, Portage County, Ohio, to his parents, Lewis J. KNAPP and Mary M. MAY. He was their fourth child. His siblings included his brothers: Eugene, John and Raymond, and his … Continue reading

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Calling all Knapp descendants…it’s family reunion time!

There is a Knapp Family Reunion scheduled for Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Silver Springs Park in Stow, Ohio. This blog is designed to help members of the extended Knapp clan keep in touch and know what’s happening for each … Continue reading

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