Monday Madness: Chipping Away at the Baxter Brick Wall

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I’ve written before about my Baxter brick wall. Barbara E. (or possibly A.) Baxter is my great-great-grandmother and the wife of Francis Marion Kendrick.  She probably was born in 18541 and died March 5, 1939.2  She and F. M. were married April 16, 1871. For a long time, all that I knew about Barbara, other […]

Surname Saturday: Top 10 Ellis Research Resources

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Ellis is the second-most common surname in my genealogy database.  These are the 10 resources that I have found to be most helpful in researching these family members. “Ellis and Keener Connections” – a family tree compiled by Lynda Gibbs and housed at Rootsweb World Connect.  Some of you are groaning that WorldConnect family trees […]

The Devil Made Me Do It

“To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.” – Benjamin Franklin If you read my December To-Do list, you know that one of the things I’m working on this month is looking for source records to verify facts in an ahnentafel report that my cousin sent me.  It’s not that I don’t trust […]