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About glamberson

I am an amateur genealogist and a professional technologist, having experience in both areas that goes back to the 1980s (at least). My genealogical interests really began in 1979 when my grandfather died. Computers & technology have been primary interests since the early 1980s. My first personal computer was an Apple IIe bought shortly after they first became available.

Wordless Wednesday: Charles Peter Anderson and daughter Mary Louise Anderson, c. 1920

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Talented Tuesday: “Fiddler Charlie” Andrews

My family prides itself as being very musical. Nearly everyone plays at least one musical instrument, and most of us play more. This tradition goes back a long way, and I can tell you my 3rd Great Grandfather, Benjamin Elam, … Continue reading

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Sorting Saturday: My Highly Organized Organization of Stuff

Today on this chilly Saturday morning I thought I would share how I organize my genealogical research in hopes of providing insight and ideas to anyone interested in the subject. For my genealogical research, I have one main 4-drawer filing … Continue reading

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To America! Santiago de Cuba Steamship from Copenhagen to New York arriving Aug. 1869

Thanks for the National Library of Sweden’s Online Digitized Swedish newspapers collection, which is fully text searchable, I found a newspaper advertisement of the exact voyage my ancestors took to America! This from the Gotlands tidning (Gotland Journal) published July … Continue reading

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Sons Of The American Revolution’s New Genealogical Research Library Opens To The Public!

The much-anticipated public opening of the SAR Genealogical Research Library occurred Monday, 01 November. If you’re anywhere near Louisville, Kentucky, go over to the SAR website, get directions and check it out! How often does a library dedicated to genealogical … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: Henderson of Massachusetts, possibly arrived 1718 with Boyd from N. Ireland

One of the great things about genealogy is that you can leave a part of your research alone for years then come back to it and start discovering new things as if it were completely new territory. A family that … Continue reading

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Genealogical Nightmares: Common Names, Geographical Black Holes

In recognition of the upcoming Halloween celebrations, Geneabloggers has suggested writing about Genealogical Nightmares. What are my genealogical nightmares? Ancestors with common names and locations with a dearth available records. Having started doing genealogical research when I was nine years … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Pictures Received Yesterday, Great Grandmother Etta (Wright) Henderson

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Sunday’s Obituary: Ada Marian (Winn) Anderson died 06 Feb., 1937, Hannibal, MO

The above is the obituary of my great grandmother Ada Marian (Winn) Anderson, as published in the Hannibal Courier Post, Hannibal, MO, about 8 Feb., 1934. Here’s the text: WOMAN DIES, ILL 4 WEEKS FUNERAL FOR MRS. ADA ANDERSON TO BE … Continue reading

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A Friend of Friends Friday: Slaves named in Worcester Co., MD, property records, Book AX (incomplete)

The following are transcriptions of records I have found in the Land Records of Worcester County, Maryland, Book AX, related to slaves during the year 1831. I do not believe these are all such records in this book during this … Continue reading

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