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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: 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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Tombstone Tuesday: Josiah Herrick Carroll, Evans Cemetery, Fayette County, IL

Of all the resting places of all my known family, this one of my great-great grandfather, Josiah Herrick Carroll, is among the most significant for my family. Note the fresh dirt at the base from this picture taken in May, … Continue reading

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Searching For Emma

Thanks to lineagekeeper on Twitter for propagating this.. Just watch.

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

Recently I discovered that property records for Maryland, ALL of them, have been digitized and put online at MDLandRec.net . While looking through the indexes for the letter L, I have come across entries called “List of Importation of Negroes,” … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Grandma’s Band, Circa 1925

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Tombstone Tuesday: John C. and Emma McMurry Priest

This couple, who are buried in the I.O.O.F (International Order of Odd Fellows) Cemetery in Shelbyville, MO, share two sides of a pretty unusual gravestone: I think this is a unique example in my experience..

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Amanuensis Monday: The other one: Nicholas Long of Caroline County, VA, and KY, Rev. Pension Application

Last Monday I provided the transcript of Nicholas Long of Culpeper, VA, mentioning he was one of two Nicholas Longs who frequently get confused in genealogical research of the area. Today I provide the transcription of the second Nicholas Long. … Continue reading

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Church Record Sunday: The Primitive Baptist Library of Carthage, Illinois

I was looking around for something to share for one of the Geneabloggers.com themes, and I came across The Primitive Baptist Library of Carthage, Illinois. While this may not look like much at first glance, this resource is an amazing … Continue reading

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