Monthly Archives: November 2010

I, Ancestor

It’s my daughter’s birthday, and it suddenly hits me—I am an ancestor! Ancestors are not dead, dusty old skeletons. They are people that precede other people, and we are all ancestors, even if we don’t have children, because we pass … Continue reading

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Surfing with the Dickermans

I seem to be riding a wave of ancestral energy that’s been becalmed for decades and now unfurls through an exhilarating family history project. The Internet speeds the ride. For example: William Morgan Davies (see previous post about my great … Continue reading

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Civil War Diary of William Morgan Davies

I’ve been reading my great great grandfather’s Civil War diary. Here are the first two entries: June 6th [1862]  Commence keeping company with Louisa, M, Dickerman August 5th Enlisted in the 95th O,V,I  [Ohio Volunteer Infantry] Com, A William Morgan … Continue reading

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