#52ancestors Week 15 “Taxes”

This weeks topic is "Taxes" I recently participated in a project to make my city's tax rolls available online. We took high resolution photographs of each page. I even photographed my grandfathers name from the mid 1940's, misspelled of course.  Hopefully I'll be able to correct that when we get to indexing the records. Tax … Continue reading #52ancestors Week 15 “Taxes”

#52ancestors Week 13 “The Old Homestead”

This weeks topic is "The Old Homestead" When I think of Homestead, I think of a painting my mother had. It was of the house where she was born. I talked to my sister this week to try to find out what happened to the painting. We both knew the painting but were not sure … Continue reading #52ancestors Week 13 “The Old Homestead”

#52ancestors Week 12 “Misfortune” The Wild West!

This weeks topic is "Misfortune" The following story was related by my 1st cousin 4x removed Joseph Fowler (1844-1927). Isaac Briscoe is my father-in-law of 1st cousin 4x removed. It is a reminder that it was not to long ago that this area of North Texas was truly the Wild West!   Massacre of Mr. … Continue reading #52ancestors Week 12 “Misfortune” The Wild West!

#52ancestors Week 9 “Where there’s a Will”

This weeks topic is "Where There's a Will" I thought I would check to see if I had any wills saved and I came across this record of a will from Francis Hutchins (1682-1774) Prove Date 07 APR, 1774. Francis Hutchins (son of Richard Hutchens and Elizabeth Cobb)370, 370, 370 was born 1682 in Lower, … Continue reading #52ancestors Week 9 “Where there’s a Will”

#52ancestors Week 8 “Heirloom”

This weeks topic is "Heirloom" There have been a number of articles recently about aging baby boomers and their kids not wanting the family heirlooms. Aging Parents With Lots of Stuff, and Children Who Don’t Want It Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won’t take the family heirlooms   I am conflicted, myself. … Continue reading #52ancestors Week 8 “Heirloom”

#52ancestors Week 5 “Census”

This weeks topic is "Census". While trying to think of something to write this week I came across an intresting document. The census mortality schedule. Included in the 1850-1880 census was the Census Mortality Schedule 5. "Mortality schedules list people who died during the previous 12 months. Mortality schedules were taken along with population schedules … Continue reading #52ancestors Week 5 “Census”