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Paternal Ancestors in the Civil War

7 February 2010 Military

I had a conversation with my dad on Friday about his ancestors who fought in the Civil War.  I thought it would fun and interesting to put together a list, with a summary of each person’s military service.  I’ve also included each person’s relationship to my dad (as opposed to me, which is my usual […]

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Surname Saturday: Hemphill, part 1

19 December 2009 Family Stories

Hemphill is the most common surname in my genealogy database for good reason.  I descend from Hemphills on both sides of my family and through multiple lines with all lines leading to the same common ancestor.  Today, I’m going to work my way backward through Hemphill ancestors (using Ahnentafel numbers) to the first common ancestor, […]

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